Jahrom

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Jahrom
جهرم
city
Jahrom is located in Iran
Jahrom
Jahrom
Coordinates: 28°30′00″N 53°33′38″E / 28.50000°N 53.56056°E / 28.50000; 53.56056Coordinates: 28°30′00″N 53°33′38″E / 28.50000°N 53.56056°E / 28.50000; 53.56056
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Jahrom
Bakhsh Central
Population (2011)
 • Total 114,208
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Jahrom (Persian: جهرم‎, also known as Jahrūm)[1] is a city in and the capital of Jahrom County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 114,208, in 25,946 families.[2]

Jahrom is located 190 kilometres (120 mi) southeast of Shiraz, the capital of Fars Province. The majority of people in Jahrom are Persians. Many tropical and sub-tropical plants are grown in Jahrom (i.e. palm date, citrus, wheat. Based on Ahmad Kasravi, the late Iranian historians and philologist, the name Jahrom can be analyzed to render a "warm-place". But a more satisfactory etymology interprets the name as a "green-place".[3]

History[edit]

Jahrom's history goes back some 5500 years when the Achaemenids established the Persian Empire. The biggest hand-made cave in the world is in the south of Jahrom and is called "Sangeshkan Cave".[4][citation needed]. The Sassanid monument of Qadamgāh is located in south east of the city 190 km from Shiraz, experts believe the monument was constructed during the late Sasanian dynastic era (224-651 CE), and it was a Zoroastrian shrine, probably a fire temple. The monument was registered in Iran’s National Heritage list in 1956 but sadly the site in danger as the result of unprofessional restorations. Jahrom is the birth place of Barbod, who became the main lyricist and musician in the court of the great Sassanid king Khosrau II(Parviz).

Colleges and universities[edit]

There are four major universities in the city:

Famous Jahromis[edit]

External links[edit]

For more information about Jahrom please visit the following nonprofit website:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jahrom can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067522" 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.jahrom.org/htmls/history.html
  4. ^ Also Called Sang-Shekan Cave