Bostanabad

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For the administrative subdivision, see Bostanabad County. For other uses, see Bostanabad (disambiguation).
Bostanabad
بستان آباد
city
Bostanabad is located in Iran
Bostanabad
Bostanabad
Coordinates: 37°51′N 46°50′E / 37.850°N 46.833°E / 37.850; 46.833Coordinates: 37°51′N 46°50′E / 37.850°N 46.833°E / 37.850; 46.833
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Bostanabad
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,592
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Bostanabad (Persian: بستان آباد‎; also Romanized as Bostānābād)[1] is a city in and the capital of Bostanabad County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,592, in 3,937 families.[2]

It is located 55 kilometres (34 mi) south east of Tabriz, the capital of the province. Mohammad Hossein Behjat Tabrizi commonly known as Shahriyar is one of the most famous poets of Bostanabad. Some people of Bostanabad believe that the current city was built on the ruins of Ujan (or Ojan), the summer capital of the Mongols that disappeared and its name was mentioned in most books of history since the sixth century AH.

Ujan was completely destroyed later on due to various events. From the many historical nad natural valuable places in the district of Bostanabad, one can mention the following : Quory gueol Lake which is one of the most beautiful leisure places of the province, and one of the natural shelters for many migrant birds. Warm Water Spring which is located near the main road between Tabriz and Tehran Aq Bolaq Cave which is located south to Qareh Chaman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bostanabad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3803207" 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.