Esfezar

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Esfezar
اسفزار
village
Esfezar is located in Iran
Esfezar
Esfezar
Coordinates: 32°51′56″N 59°37′50″E / 32.86556°N 59.63056°E / 32.86556; 59.63056Coordinates: 32°51′56″N 59°37′50″E / 32.86556°N 59.63056°E / 32.86556; 59.63056
Country  Iran
Province South Khorasan
County Sarbisheh
Bakhsh Mud
Rural District Mud
Population (2006)
 • Total 460
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Esfezar (Persian: اسفزار‎‎, also Romanized as Esfezār, Esfazār, and Asafzar; also known as Asfarār, Asferār, Esferār, and Isfizār)[1] is a village in Mud Rural District, Mud District, Sarbisheh County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 460, in 131 families.[2]

History[edit]

In 1385, Timur the conquerer captured Esfezar after it had revolted. Because it had interrupted his heavily planned invasion of Georgia, he ordered that all survivors of the Siege be cemented into the walls of the city. Though it is likely that their bodies were later removed by Timur himself. This could also be a myth, to try and demonize Timur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Esfezar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3062181" 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.