Abdia

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Abdia
عبديا
village
Abdia is located in Iran
Abdia
Abdia
Coordinates: 36°03′53″N 54°23′15″E / 36.06472°N 54.38750°E / 36.06472; 54.38750Coordinates: 36°03′53″N 54°23′15″E / 36.06472°N 54.38750°E / 36.06472; 54.38750
Country  Iran
Province Semnan
County Damghan
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Howmeh
Population (2006)
 • Total 60
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Abdia or Abdia (Persian: عبديا‎‎, also Romanized as ‘Abdīā)[1] is a village in Howmeh Rural District, in the Central District of Damghan County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 60, in 20 families.[2]

The old name of this village was watery. Watery is the name of the son of the Achaemenid kings who reigned for many years before the Damghan. After many years, the name of this village was changed to Dya (Odia), and then changed again to Abdia, which is still used today. Abdia village rests 175 meters above sea level.

The village has a subterranean water supply. The economy is based on agriculture and cattle. Due to desert exposure, the climate of the area is warm and dry. The last census showed the village population to be 100 with more than half of them being in the younger demographics.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Abdia can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3768579" 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. ^ 1985 Census Archived April 18, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.