Nur, Iran

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Nur
نور
city
Narenjestan Hotel area, Nur.
Narenjestan Hotel area, Nur.
Location of Nur and Nur county in Mazandaran
Location of Nur and Nur county in Mazandaran
Nur is located in Iran
Nur
Nur
Location of Nur and Nur county in Mazandaran
Coordinates: 36°34′25″N 52°00′50″E / 36.57361°N 52.01389°E / 36.57361; 52.01389Coordinates: 36°34′25″N 52°00′50″E / 36.57361°N 52.01389°E / 36.57361; 52.01389
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
County Nur
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 5,457
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Nur (Persian: نور‎, also Romanized as Nūr, Nour, and Noor; formerly, Sūldeh and Sūlehdeh)[1] is a city in and capital of Nur County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 21,806, in 6,164 families.[2]

Located on the Caspian Sea coast, Nur is one of the oldest cities of west Mazandaran Province.[citation needed] It derives its name from Nur County, of which it is the administrative seat.

Nur is the ancestral home of Bahá'u'lláh, founder of the Bahá'í Faith.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nur, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086399" 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. ^ Cole, Juan (1989). "Baha'-allah". Encyclopædia Iranica. 

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