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Traditional architecture of the village
Traditional architecture of the village
Abyaneh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 33°35′07″N 51°35′32″E / 33.58528°N 51.59222°E / 33.58528; 51.59222Coordinates: 33°35′07″N 51°35′32″E / 33.58528°N 51.59222°E / 33.58528; 51.59222
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Natanz
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Barzrud
Population (2006)
 • Total 305
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Abyaneh (Persian: ابيانه‎‎, also Romanized as Ābyāneh, Ābiāneh, and Abyāneh)[1] is a village in Barzrud Rural District, in the Central District of Natanz County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 305, in 160 families.[2]

Characterized by a peculiar reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies.

An Abyanaki woman typically wears a white long scarf (covering the shoulders and upper trunk) which has a colourful pattern and an under-knee skirt. Abyunaki people have persistently maintained this traditional costume.

On top of the village sits the ruins of a Sasanid era fort.

The dialect of the people of Abyaneh has preserved some characteristics of the Middle Persian language, the language of the Sassanian Persia.

Since June 2005, the village has been undergoing archaeological excavations for the first time ever, as a result of an agreement between Abyaneh Research Center and the Archaeology Research Center of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).[3]

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  1. ^ Abyaneh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3051725" 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. ^ http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_7552.shtml

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