|Nickname(s): City of Science
City of Civilization
The Green City
|• Mayor||Mehrdad Tadayyon|
|Elevation||860 m (2,820 ft)|
|Time zone||IRST (UTC+3:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||IRDT (UTC+4:30)|
Kazerun (Persian: كازرون, also Romanized as Kāzerūn, Kāzarūn, and Kazeroun; also known as Kasrun) is a city in and the capital of Kazerun County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 84,594, in 20,810 families. Its agricultural products include date palms, citrus orchards, wheat, tobacco, rice, cotton, and vines.
The nearby ruins of the ancient city of Bishapur 12 mi. (19 km) N., include bas-relief depictions from the Sasanid era (ca. 224–651). A statue of Shapur I (AD 241–272) can be found in a large cave at the site. The ruins of the Qal'eh-ye Gabri (Castle of the Gabrs, or Zoroastrians) are located on a mound S.E. of Kazerun.
Mohsen Pezeshkian and Nasrollah Mardani, are famous Persian poets, comes from Kazerun. It is also believed that Salman the Persian, one of the followers of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, comes from this city. "Welcome to Salman the Persian" can be seen at the entrance of the city. Haj Sadrallah Zamanian was one of the pillar of the community for many years. The town is also the scene of a famous battle in the novel My Uncle Napoleon.
Kazerun is a city of Science. Qotb al-Din Kazeruni, Allame Jalaladdin Davani, Allame Ali Davani, Sheykh Abueshaq Kazeruni, Sadid al-Din al-Kazaruni, Behjat ololama, Sheykh Amin addin baliani, Mirza Saleh Kazeruni, Naser divan Kazeruni are from Kazerun. The mothers of Hafez and Saadi were also from Kazerun.
Firouz Naderi, (the Associate Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), responsible for Project Formulation and Strategy), was born in Kazerun. Dr. Abdolreza Hajipoor, one of the best chemist in Iran is from Kazerun. Dr. Abdulrasool Jamshidi, a noted scientist in US was born in Kazerun. Another noted scientist in the engineering field from Kazerun living in US is Shahram Zamanian.
Reza Malekzadeh,one of the best Medical scientist and gastroenterologist who is well known in Iran is from Kazerun.
Places of interest
The historic city Bishapur is near Kazerun. This city was a capital of the Sasanian Empire.
Barm Plain is biggest Plain of Oak in Iran, Davan, Sarmashhad and Kaskan are three villages in Kazerun. The old name of Kazerun was "Green City".
Ashora and tasoa carnival
This carnival has been one of the most celebrated and unique carnivals in Iran. The date of this carnival is in the ninth and tenth of Moharam Month. In these two days people go out and show the killing of Hussein, son of Ali. The theater starts from morning til noon. Almost all people in the city walk on the street together. They morn for this historical event.
- Kazerun can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3070132" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
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