Firuzkuh, Iran

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Firuzkuh
فيروزكوه
city
Firuzkuh is located in Iran
Firuzkuh
Firuzkuh
Coordinates: 35°45′25″N 52°46′26″E / 35.75694°N 52.77389°E / 35.75694; 52.77389Coordinates: 35°45′25″N 52°46′26″E / 35.75694°N 52.77389°E / 35.75694; 52.77389
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Firuzkuh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 15,807
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Website Official website

Firuzkuh (Persian: فيروزكوه‎, also Romanized as Fīrūzkūh and Fīrūz Kūh; Tabarian: Pirezcow; also known as Qaşabeh-ye Fīrūz Kūh)[1] is a city in and the capital of Firuzkuh County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 15,807, in 4,334 families.[2]

It is located north-east of Tehran, in the middle of Alborz Mountains. Previously, it was part of Mazandaran Province.

The city has a relatively cool and windy climate. It has some natural attractions and is famous for them, including Tange Vashi, Boornic Cave, Roodafshan Cave, Gardane Gadook and the sight-seeing of villages like Varse-Kharan, Zarrin Dasht, Darreh-Deh, and Kaveh Deh.

Firuzkuh is rich in historical heritage and some of the most ancient objects in Tehran Province have been found there. Among its villages Darreh-Deh contains the most ancient places. During the reign of Timur, Ruy González de Clavijo praised a nearby concentric citadel and suggested that it could resist any assault.[3] Veresk Bridge lies on the road north from Firuzkuh.

Climate data for Firuzkuh ( 1993-2005 )
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
15.4
(59.7)
20.8
(69.4)
26.6
(79.9)
30.0
(86)
33.4
(92.1)
35.4
(95.7)
35.6
(96.1)
31.5
(88.7)
26.0
(78.8)
19.4
(66.9)
17.0
(62.6)
35.6
(96.1)
Average high °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
4.0
(39.2)
9.7
(49.5)
16.3
(61.3)
21.2
(70.2)
26.0
(78.8)
28.4
(83.1)
29.3
(84.7)
25.2
(77.4)
18.8
(65.8)
10.8
(51.4)
5.4
(41.7)
16.47
(61.63)
Average low °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−9.0
(15.8)
−3.6
(25.5)
1.5
(34.7)
5.0
(41)
9.0
(48.2)
12.6
(54.7)
12.0
(53.6)
6.8
(44.2)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.5
(27.5)
−7.0
(19.4)
1.33
(34.38)
Record low °C (°F) −26.6
(−15.9)
−24.5
(−12.1)
−16.0
(3.2)
−13.0
(8.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
2.0
(35.6)
5.0
(41)
3.0
(37.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
−8.8
(16.2)
−15.6
(3.9)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−26.6
(−15.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 37.0
(1.457)
29.4
(1.157)
40.9
(1.61)
36.9
(1.453)
25.7
(1.012)
9.4
(0.37)
18.6
(0.732)
10.4
(0.409)
5.6
(0.22)
14.8
(0.583)
24.8
(0.976)
28.9
(1.138)
282.4
(11.117)
Avg. rainy days 7.7 7.7 9.4 7.4 8.0 3.2 4.7 4.1 2.4 5.1 5.9 7.4 73
Avg. snowy days 4.6 5.1 3.4 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.4 4.2 20
 % humidity 67 63 56 49 44 42 44 41 43 48 57 64 51.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 181.4 194.2 223.3 240.0 300.9 340.5 330.6 325.0 301.7 251.3 196.8 170.7 3,056.4
Source: [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Firuzkuh, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3063087" 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. ^ Nicolle, David. The Age of Tamerlane. p. 22. 
  4. ^ I.R OF IRAN SHAHREKORD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION ( IN PERSIAN ).