Sisakht

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Sisakht
سي سخت
city
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Sisakht is located in Iran
Sisakht
Sisakht
Coordinates: 30°51′50″N 51°27′21″E / 30.86389°N 51.45583°E / 30.86389; 51.45583Coordinates: 30°51′50″N 51°27′21″E / 30.86389°N 51.45583°E / 30.86389; 51.45583
Country  Iran
Province Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad
County Dena
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,342
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sisakht (Persian: سي سخت‎; also Romanized as Sīsakht and Sī Sakht; also known as Deh Bozorg-e Sīsakht, Deh Bozorg-e Sīsākht, and Deh-e Bozorg Sīsakht)[1] is a city in and the capital of Dana County, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 6,342, in 1,528 families.[2]

Sisakht is located on the foothills of Zagros Mountains, 34 km from Yasuj, in the northern part of the province. The area of Dena is a protected area.

History[edit]

Traces of ancient pottery have been found in excavations in Sisakht, as well as graves dating to c. 3000 BC.[3] In Telespid, registered in the Iranian national heritage Organization list, there are traces of Sassanian and Safavid eras.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sisakht can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3060285" 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. ^ [1]

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