Abyaneh

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Abyaneh
ابيانه
village
Traditional architecture of the village
Traditional architecture of the village
Abyaneh is located in Iran
Abyaneh
Abyaneh
Coordinates: 33°35′07″N 51°35′32″E / 33.58528°N 51.59222°E / 33.58528; 51.59222Coordinates: 33°35′07″N 51°35′32″E / 33.58528°N 51.59222°E / 33.58528; 51.59222
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Natanz
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Barzrud
Population (2006)
 • Total 305
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Abyaneh (Persian: ابيانه‎, also Romanized as Ābyāneh, Ābiāneh, and Abyāneh)[1] is a village in Barzrud Rural District, in the Central District of Natanz County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 305, in 160 families.[2]

Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies.

An Abyunaki woman typically wears a white long scarf (covering the shoulders and upper trunk) which has a colourful pattern and an under-knee skirt. Abyunaki people have persistently maintained this traditional costume despite pressures from time to time by the government trying to change it.[citation needed]

On top of the village sits the ruins of a Sasanid era fort.

Since June 2005, the village has been undergoing archaeological excavations for the first time ever, as a result of an agreement between Abyaneh Research Center and the Archaeology Research Center of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).[3]

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  1. ^ Abyaneh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3051725" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_7552.shtml

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