The Symbol of Bardaskan
Razavi Khorasan counties
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Bardaskan (Persian: بردسکن) is a county in Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran. Bardaskan has also been called Baradaskan (باردسکن) or Berdaskan (برداسکن). At the 2006 census, the county's population was 68,392 in 18,229 families. The county has three districts (bakhsh): Central District, Anabad District, and Shahrabad District. The county has three cities: Bardaskan (the capital), Anabad, and Shahrabad.
Azad University is the only institute of higher education since 2000. Saffron, pistachios, and figs are the main commercial products from the county.
Geographical position, weather, jobs, products and roads
Bardaskan is located in the Khorasan Razavi province at the northern edge of the Namak Desert (Great Salt Desert). Its area is 8,535 square kilometres (3,295 sq mi). The altitude of Bardaskan is 985 metres (3,232 ft). The weather in northern Bardaskan is cold while the weather in southern and central Bardaskan varies from semi-dry to hot and dry. Annual average rainfall is 150 millimetres (5.9 in). The summer high temperature is nearly 45 °C (113 °F), and winter low is −5 °C (23 °F). There are no perennial rivers, but there are several seasonal rivers.
Bardaskan currently has three towns and 293 villages. The main jobs are farming and animal husbandry. Staple crops are wheat, barley, cotton and cumin seed, and pistachio, saffron, pomegranate, fig and grape products.
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
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