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Darab

Darab
داراب
city
Darab is located in Iran
Darab
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Darab
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 54,513
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Darab (Persian: داراب‎‎, also Romanized as Dārāb)[1] is a city in and the capital of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 54,513, in 13,279 families.[2]

Around Darab are a lot of villages such as Tizab, Nasravan, Barab.

Historical background

Darab city one of the oldest cities in Iran, and is even mentioned in the famous Persian epic Shahname by Ferdowsi. Legend ascribes the foundation of the city to Darius I, hence its earlier name Daráb-gerd (Darius-town).[3]

In the neighborhood there are various remains, including the Kalah i Daráb (citadel of Darius), which consists of a series of earthworks arranged in a circle around an isolated rock. Another monument in the vicinity is a giant bas-relief, carved on the vertical face of a rock, representing the victory of the Sasanian king Shapur I over the Roman emperor Valerian in 260 A.D.[3]

Agricultural products

Major city products are wheat, citrus, cotton, maize and palm.

References

  1. ^ Darab can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3059243" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)".  
  3. ^ a b  


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