Darab

Darab (Persian: Dārāb‎, also Romanized as Dārāb)[2] — formerly Darábghird, or Darábgerd — is a city and capital of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 54,513, in 13,279 families.[3]

Around Darab are many villages such as Bargan, Tizab, Nasravan, Barab.

Darab
City
Darab is located in Iran
Darab
Darab
Coordinates: 28°45′07″N 54°32′40″E / 28.75194°N 54.54444°ECoordinates: 28°45′07″N 54°32′40″E / 28.75194°N 54.54444°E
Country Iran
ProvinceFars
CountyDarab
BakhshCentral
Population
(2016 Census)
 • Total70,232 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Darab by Eugène Flandin
Drawing of Darab during the Qajar period by Eugène Flandin

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).[4]

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.[4]

Agricultural products

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

In literature

In the notes to his long mystical poem The Kasidah (1880), Sir Richard Francis Burton describes his alter ego, "Haji Abdu El-Yezdi" as being a native of Darab.

References

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ 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".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ a b  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Daráb" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 826.
Ab Anjir, Darab

Ab Anjir (Persian: اب انجير‎, also Romanized as Āb Anjīr) is a village in Kuhestan Rural District, Rostaq District, Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 56, in 15 families.

Aliabad-e Puzeh Rowghan Cheraghi

Aliabad-e Puzeh Rowghan Cheraghi (Persian: علي ابادپوزه روغن چراغي‎, also Romanized as ‘Alīābād-e Pūzeh Rowghan Cherāghī; also known as ‘Alīābād) is a village in Hashivar Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 189, in 43 families.

Bostan, Fars

Bostan (Persian: بستان‎, also Romanized as Bostān; also known as Bostānābād) is a village in Abshur Rural District, Forg District, Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.

Darab, Kermanshah

Darab (Persian: دراب‎, also Romanized as Darāb) is a village in Poshtdarband Rural District, in the Central District of Kermanshah County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 262, in 56 families.

Darab County

Darab County (Persian: شهرستان داراب‎) is a county in Fars Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Darab. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 172,938, in 39,955 families. The county is subdivided into three districts: the Central District, Rostaq District, and Forg District. The county has four cities: Darab, Jannat Shahr, Fadami & Do Borji.

Fathabad, Darab

Fathabad (Persian: فتح اباد‎, also Romanized as Fatḩābād) is a village in Qaleh Biyaban Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,444, in 333 families.

Hasanabad-e Padam

Hasanabad-e Padam (Persian: حسن ابادپدم‎, also Romanized as Ḩasanābād-e Padam; also known as Ḩasanābād) is a village in Nasrovan Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 213, in 46 families.

Jalalabad, Darab

Jalalabad (Persian: جلال اباد‎, also Romanized as Jalālābād) is a village in Kuhestan Rural District, Rostaq District, Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 32, in 8 families.

Kanak Serakh Darab Pir

Kanak Serakh Darab Pir (Persian: کنک سرخ داراب پير‎, also Romanized as Kanak Serakh Dārāb Pīr; also known as Dārāb Pīr) is a village in Kakavand-e Gharbi Rural District, Kakavand District, Delfan County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 115, in 20 families.

Lay Zangan

Lay Zangan (Persian: لاي زنگان‎, also Romanized as Lāy Zangān and Lāy-e Zangān) is a village in Rostaq Rural District, Rostaq District, Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,429, in 614 families.

Qaleh-ye Darab Khan

Qaleh-ye Darab Khan (Persian: قلعه داراب خان‎, also Romanized as Qal‘eh-ye Dārāb Khān) is a village in Chaqa Narges Rural District, Mahidasht District, Kermanshah County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 541, in 119 families.

Sadeh, Darab

Sadeh (Persian: سده‎, also Romanized as Sedeh) is a village in Forg Rural District, Forg District, Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 626, in 140 families.

Sarab-e Darab

Sarab-e Darab (Persian: سراب داراب‎, also Romanized as Sarāb-e Dārāb) is a village in Beyranvand-e Jonubi Rural District, Bayravand District, Khorramabad County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 200, in 46 families.

Shahrak-e Ghadir Navaygan

Shahrak-e Ghadir Navaygan (Persian: شهرك غديرنوايگان‎, also Romanized as Shahrak-e Ghadīr Navāygān; also known as Shahrak-e Ghadīr) is a village in Qaleh Biyaban Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 714, in 194 families.

Shamsabad, Paskhan

Shamsabad (Persian: شمس اباد‎, also Romanized as Shamsābād) is a village in Paskhan Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 607, in 140 families.

Soleyman Darab-e Bala

Soleyman Darab-e Bala (Persian: سليمانداراب بالا‎, also Romanized as Soleymān Dārāb-e Bālā; also known as Soleymān Dārāb, Soliman Darab, Sulaimān Darāb, and Sulayman-Darab) is a village in Lakan Rural District, in the Central District of Rasht County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 222, in 61 families.

Soltanabad, Darab

Soltanabad (Persian: سلطان اباد‎, also Romanized as Solţānābād) is a village in Fasarud Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 831, in 203 families.

Taviq, Fars

Taviq (Persian: تعويق‎, also Romanized as Ta‘vīq; also known as Tavait and Taveyt) is a village in Kuhestan Rural District, Rostaq District, Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.

Tolombeh-ye Khardmand

Tolombeh-ye Khardmand (Persian: تلمبه خردمند‎, also Romanized as Tolombeh-ye Khardmand) is a village in Qaleh Biyaban Rural District, in the Central District of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.

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