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Soltaniyeh

Soltaniyeh
سلطانيه
city
Dome of Soltaniyeh
Soltaniyeh is located in Iran
Soltaniyeh
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province Zanjan
County Abhar
Bakhsh Soltaniyeh
Elevation 1,784 m (5,853 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 5,968
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Soltaniyeh (Persian: سلطانيه‎‎, also Romanized as Solţānīyeh, Solţāneyyeh, Sultaniye, and Sultānīyeh; also known as Sa‘īdīyeh)[1] is a city in and capital of Soltaniyeh District of Abhar County, Zanjan Province, Azerbaijan, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 5,684, in 1,649 families.[2] Soltaniyeh, located some 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the north-west of Tehran, used to be the capital of Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Iran in the 14th century. Its name translates as "the Imperial". In 2005, UNESCO listed Soltaniyeh as one of the World Heritage Sites. The road from Zanjan to Soltaniyeh extends until it reaches to the Katale khor cave.

William Dalrymple notes that Öljaitü intended Soltaniyeh to be "the largest and most magnificent city in the world" but that it "died with him" and is now "a deserted, crumbling spread of ruins."[3]

See also

External links

  • Official website
  • Video of Soltaniyeh
  • Farnoush Tehrāni, The Crown of All Domes, in Persian, Jadid Online, 31 December 2009,.[4]
    • Audio slideshow:[5] (6 min 45 sec).

http://sultaniyya.org/

References

  1. ^ Soltaniyeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3081931" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)".  
  3. ^  
  4. ^ سلطان گنبدها | جدید آنلاین. Jadidonline.com. Retrieved on 2012-02-10.
  5. ^ Flash video. jadidonline.com
Preceded by
Tabriz
Capital of Ilkhanate (Persia)
1306-1335
Succeeded by
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