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Shabestar is located in Iran
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Shabestar
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,857
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shabestar (Persian: شبستر‎‎; also known as Chabiastar, Shabiastar, and Shabistar)[1] is a city in and the capital of Shabestar County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,857, in 3,989 families.[2]

Shabestar is located in proximity to Tabriz[1], the provincial capital, on the main Iranian-International railway line which connects Tehran and Tabriz to Turkey and Europe; During the Safavid period. Shabestar's economy and development has received a major boost due to the 'Azad' university [2] built there. It is home to the renowned Iranian mysticist Sheikh Mahmoud Shabestari (is the creator of the sublime mystic poem Gulshan-e Raz (The Garden of Secrets). This poem is counted as one of the loftiest works of 'irfan, and has immortalized the name of its author. Many commentaries have been written upon it, perhaps the best of which is that written by Hazin Lahiji, which has been published and is available. Shabestari died about the year 1320), the composer of Gulshan-i Raz.


Due to proximity to lake Urmia, the city experiences mild weather with wet winters and summers are somewhat hot and dry during day time and cooler at night. [3]


  • Mosque of Tasouj Sohrageh
  • Church Mojoumbar
  • Church Shabestari
  • Mosque Sheykh Esmayil
  • Great Jameh Mosque
  • Khalil Shrine, Roudgat Bridge are the Historic and ancient monument of shabestar.


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