Shahmirzad, The Bala Sheikhi Neighborhood
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Shahmirzad (Persian: شهميرزاد , Native Name شامرزا) is a town located in the north of Iran, and on the southern slopes of the Alborz Mountains. Permanent population of the town was recorded as 7,273 people, 1,860 families in the 2006 census. During summer, the town's population rises to up to 40,000 people, as tourists visit the town for its fine climate and its popular gardens.
Shahmirzad has been home to people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, a large group of whom seasonally settled in cities and towns of Mazandaran, such as Babol, Sari, Neka, and Behshahr. During the past decades many Muslim, Bahai, and Shahmirzadi Jews, migrated to larger cities in Iran and abroad, most notably San Francisco Bay Area.
Shahmirzad's walnut orchard with the size of 700 ha is noted by the UN, Food and Agriculture Organization, as the largest of its kind in the world. Shahmirzadi homeowners are given a proprietary interest in the walnut orchard in proportion to the amount of land they own in the village. Shahmirzad also produces mineral water "Tenab Shahmirzad".
- Zabihollah Safa, Professor of the University of Tehran (died at 2001)
- Salman Ghaffari, Iran's Ambassador in Vatican (1986–1990), researcher, religious author, lecturer
- Reza Jafari, Researcher at North Carolina State University and President of Road Safety and Transportation Solutions, Inc. (RSTS, Inc.)
- Shahmirzad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3084064" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
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- Ethnologue report for language code:srz
- Iran Daily
- Tenab Shahmirzad, Iran - Water from all over the World
- Shahmirzad Photo Gallery
- News of Shahmirzad
- Video collage of Shahmirzad (Parts 1–5)