Sarvestan

Sarvestan
سروستان
city
Sheikh Yousef Sarvestani's tomb
Sheikh Yousef Sarvestani's tomb
Sarvestan is located in Iran
Sarvestan
Sarvestan
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Sarvestan
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 1,557 m (5,108 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,846
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) +98712522

Sarvestan (Persian: سروستان‎‎ Sarvestân, "land of cedars"; sarv "cedar" (cypress) + estan; also Romanized as Sarvestān and Sarvistān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Sarvestan County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,846, in 4,094 families.[2]

It is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province.

The majority of people in Sarvestan are Persians. Many tropical and sub-tropical plants are grown in Sarvestan (i.e. Wheat, Pistachios, Olive). The yoghurt of Sarvestan is very famous.[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Vegetation 2
  • Colleges and universities 3
  • References 4

History

Sarvestan's history goes back some 2600 years when the Achaemenids established the Persian Empire. The Sassanid monument of Sasanids' Palace (Kakhe Sasan) is located in south east of the city 90 km from Shiraz, experts believe the monument was constructed during the Sasanid dynastic era (224-651 A.D), and it was either a governing palace or a Zoroastrian temple, 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. Sarvestan is the birthplace of Sheikh Yusef Sarvestani, who was a moralist.

Vegetation

More of the county have gramineous vegetation and two types including tree and shrub.

Colleges and universities

Based on public census in 2006, about 76% of Sarvestanis are literate and 10.5% have academic educations. There are two major universities in the city:

  1. Islamic Azad University of Sarvestan
  2. Payame Noor University of Sarvestan

References

  1. ^ Sarvestan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3083107" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^
  3. ^ http://www.sarvestan-city.blogfa.com


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