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For the administrative subdivision, see Abarkuh County.
Cypress of Abarqu - Full view with two school girls in front of it.JPG
Abarkuh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 31°07′44″N 53°16′57″E / 31.12889°N 53.28250°E / 31.12889; 53.28250Coordinates: 31°07′44″N 53°16′57″E / 31.12889°N 53.28250°E / 31.12889; 53.28250
Country  Iran
Province Yazd
County Abarkuh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 20,994
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Abarkuh (Persian: ابركوه‎‎, also Romanized as Abarkūh and Abar Kūh; also known as Abarghoo, Abarkū, Abar Qū, and Abarqūh)[1] is a city in and capital of Abarkuh County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 20,994, in 5,880 families.[2]

Abarkuh is located at an altitude of 1510 metres (4954 feet).[3] An ancient living cypress tree, the Sarv-e-Abarqu, is located here.[4]

Abarkuh Icehouse


  1. ^ Abarkuh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3051050" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Location of Abarkuh - Falling Rain Genomics Archived February 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Abarquh," Encyclopaedia Iranica (online edition), accessed May 29, 2010.

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