Beyza

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For the administrative subdivisions, see Beyza District and Beyza Rural District. For the village in Razavi Khorasan Province, see Beyza, Razavi Khorasan.
"Tall-e Beyza" redirects here. For the nearby village with that name, see Tall-e Beyza (village).
Beyza
بيضا
city
Beyza is located in Iran
Beyza
Beyza
Coordinates: 29°58′19″N 52°24′04″E / 29.97194°N 52.40111°E / 29.97194; 52.40111Coordinates: 29°58′19″N 52°24′04″E / 29.97194°N 52.40111°E / 29.97194; 52.40111
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Sepidan
Bakhsh Beyza
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,593
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Beyza (Persian: بيضا‎, also Romanized as Beyzā, Beyẕā, and Bayzâ; also known as Tall-e Beyẕā, Tal-e Baiza, Tol-e Beyẕā, and Sepīdān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Beyza District, in Sepidan County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,593, in 845 families.[2]

Beyza's ancient name was Nesayak or Nesa. Linguists derive this name from the Parthian word Ns'yk meaning "bright, shining". Arabs during their invasion of Iran translated this name in Arabic Bayda which also means "bright and white". The ancient Elamite city of Anshan is sometimes believed to have been situated there. Legend attributes its foundation to Gushtasb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beyza can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3083516" 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.