Estir

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Estir

استير
village
Estir Tomb 01.jpg
Estir is located in Iran
Estir
Estir
Coordinates: 36°12′49″N 57°30′00″E / 36.21361°N 57.50000°E / 36.21361; 57.50000Coordinates: 36°12′49″N 57°30′00″E / 36.21361°N 57.50000°E / 36.21361; 57.50000
Country Iran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan
CountySabzevar
BakhshCentral
Rural DistrictQasabeh-ye Gharbi
Population
 (2006)
 • Total781
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Estir (Persian: استير‎, also Romanized as Estīr; also known as Sūder)[1] is a village in Qasabeh-ye Gharbi Rural District, in the Central District of Sabzevar County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 781, in 258 families.[2]

A brief history

Estir was a Jewish village in northeast Iran which has been named after Esther, the Jewish queen of the Persian king Xerxes I.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estir can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3062447" 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. ^ Vahooman, Haroon (2009–2010). Persian codex itineraries I. Tehran: Akhtaran Press. p. 650.