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Jahrom

Jahrom
جهرم
city
from left to right : Jahrom bazaar-a palm garden-ghadamgah-sangshekanan cave-south star twin towers-a Panoramic view of the city
from left to right : Jahrom bazaar-a palm garden-ghadamgah-sangshekanan cave-south star twin towers-a Panoramic view of the city
Jahrom is located in Iran
Jahrom
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Jahrom
Bakhsh Central
Population (2011)
 • Total 114,208
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Jahrom (Persian: جهرم‎‎, also known as Jahrūm)[1] is a city in and the capital of Jahrom County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 114,208, in 25,946 families.[2]

Jahrom is located 170 kilometres (110 mi) southeast of Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province. The majority of people in Jahrom are Persians. Many tropical and sub-tropical plants are grown in Jahrom (i.e. palm date, citrus, wheat. Based on Ahmad Kasravi, the late Iranian historians and philologist, the name Jahrom can be analyzed to render a "warm-place". But a more satisfactory etymology interprets the name as a "green-place".[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Colleges and universities 2
  • Notable Jahromis 3
  • External links 4
  • References 5

History

Jahrom's history goes back some 5500 years when the Achaemenids established the Persian Empire. The biggest hand-made cave in the world is in the south of Jahrom and is called "Sangeshkan Cave".[4]. The Sassanid monument of Qadamgāh is located in south east of the city 190 km from Shiraz, experts believe the monument was constructed during the late Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE), and it was a Zoroastrian shrine, probably a fire temple. The monument was registered in Iran’s National Heritage list in 1956 but sadly the site in danger as the result of unprofessional restorations. Jahrom is the birthplace of Barbod, who became the main lyricist and musician in the court of the great Sassanid king Khosrau II(Parviz).

Colleges and universities

There are four major universities in the city:

Notable Jahromis

  • Barbad, one of the first musicians in the world
  • ModernFA International Group, International Researchers in the world

External links

For more information about Jahrom please visit the following nonprofit website:

  • Jahrom.org
  • jict.org

References

  1. ^ Jahrom can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067522" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)".  
  3. ^ http://www.jahrom.org/htmls/history.html
  4. ^ Also Called Sang-Shekan Cave
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