Bojnord

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Bojnord
بجنورد
Mofakham's Mirror House
Mofakham's Mirror House
Bojnord is located in Iran
Bojnord
Bojnord
Coordinates: 37°28′30″N 57°20′00″E / 37.47500°N 57.33333°E / 37.47500; 57.33333Coordinates: 37°28′30″N 57°20′00″E / 37.47500°N 57.33333°E / 37.47500; 57.33333
Country  Iran
Province North Khorasan
County Bojnord
Bakhsh Central
Government
 • Mayor Keyvan Dejhout
Area
 • Total 36 km2 (14 sq mi)
Elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 199,791
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3:30)
Area code(s) (+98) 584
Website http://www.bojnordcity.ir/

Bojnord (Persian: بجنورد) (also spelled Bojnūrd, Bujnūrd, Bojnoord, or Bujnurd.[1][2]) is the capital city of North Khorasan province, Iran. It is about 701 km (436 mi) from Tehran.

The ancient city was situated on a hill northwest of the present city of Bojnurd called Sareban Mehalleh, also known as Sarvan Mahaleh by local people.

Maneh is a small sector in the northwest of Bojnurd city.

The city is quite famous for its multicultural background. Many people speak at least 2 different languages including Persian, Tati, Khorasani Turkic, Kurmanci Kurdish, and Turkmen. Intermarriage between said ethnic groups is common.

The city is famous for its Turkmen horses and professional horse training centers. People from all over the world often come over to visit these highlights.

Main sights[edit]

The city contains many historical and natural attractions, such as mineral water springs, small lakes, recreational areas, caves and protected regions, and various hiking areas. Most of the historical relics are from the Qajar era, as earthquakes continue to ravage older relics.

Some of the popular attractions of Bojnurd are:

Colleges and universities[edit]

Notables from Bojnurd[edit]

Yar Mohammad Khan Shadlou (Siham al-Dowleh Bojnordi), the governor of North Khorasan in Qajar dynasty
Abdolhossein Teymourtash (Sardar Moazzam Khorasani), a distinguished and influential Iranian politician of the 20th century (Pahlavi Dynasty), was born in Bojnord

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Bojnurd
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
7.6
(45.7)
12.5
(54.5)
19.9
(67.8)
24.3
(75.7)
29.6
(85.3)
32.4
(90.3)
31.8
(89.2)
28.2
(82.8)
21.2
(70.2)
14.3
(57.7)
8.7
(47.7)
19.7
(67.5)
Average low °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−2.8
(27)
1.1
(34)
6.7
(44.1)
10.7
(51.3)
15.1
(59.2)
17.8
(64)
16.6
(61.9)
12.5
(54.5)
6.7
(44.1)
2.4
(36.3)
−1.3
(29.7)
6.8
(44.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 27.6
(1.087)
30.7
(1.209)
42.4
(1.669)
38.5
(1.516)
34.6
(1.362)
8.7
(0.343)
10.1
(0.398)
6.0
(0.236)
8.4
(0.331)
14.1
(0.555)
26.3
(1.035)
25.0
(0.984)
272.4
(10.725)
Avg. precipitation days 11.1 11.5 12.8 10.6 9.6 3.6 2.6 2.0 2.4 5.6 8.3 10.1 90.2
Source: World Meteorological Organisation

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Bojnurd, Iran". 
  2. ^ Bojnord can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3056548" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".

External links[edit]

  • Dance inspired by the folk dances of Bojnord, musicians:

Great master of tambourine(they call " Dayre" )by: Asaddollah Gholinejad, Ali Abchuri( Ghoshme),Hasan Bakhshi(Do Tar)