Farrokh Shahr

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Farrokh Shahr
Farrokh Shahr is located in Iran
Farrokh Shahr
Farrokh Shahr
Coordinates: 32°16′18″N 50°58′48″E / 32.27167°N 50.98000°E / 32.27167; 50.98000Coordinates: 32°16′18″N 50°58′48″E / 32.27167°N 50.98000°E / 32.27167; 50.98000
Country  Iran
Province Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari
County Shahrekord
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 28,920
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Farrokh Shahr (Persian: فرخشهر‎‎; formerly, Ghahfarokh, Ghahfarrokh, Qahfarokh, and Qahfarrokh)[1] is a city in the Central District of Shahrekord County, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran. This province is a high altitude and pretty plateau in center of Iran surrounded by the famous Zakros Mountains. Farrokh Shahr is located at the higher parts of this plateau and is surrounded by the highest summits of Zakros Mountains Chain. Many running springs and brooks used to run through it irrigating its splendid orchids and gardens at earlier days. At the 2006 census, its population was 28,920, in 7,532 families.[2]

Farrokh Shahr is located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from the provincial capital, Shahrekord. Most of the people who live in this city work in agriculture and industrial centers around the province. Driving trucks and government jobs like teaching are the most popular jobs in the city.

Sarcheshme Park, with an all-year-round wellspring cascading down on the upper side of the city at the foothills, is one of the beautiful and attractive sites in Farrokh Shahr which attracts a lot of visitors. People from Farrokh Shahr and neighboring towns often go to this park for picnics and holidays, especially in spring and summer time .

The people of Farrok Shahr are not only culturally very industrious and well known for their craftsmanship and creation of some of the best and most durable handmade rugs in the world, but also well regarded for their high intellect and keen interest in art, literature, poetry, and science.

Some of the famous poets of Iran who were born in Farrok Shahr, are Asef, Sabet, Danesh Ghatreh, Emami, Farhang, Ghodsi, Hattefi, Danshvar, Shafiei, Zarreh, ...

Beside poets, quite a number of prominent Iranian scholars, especially, physicians, scientists, and engineers are born in Farokh Shah.

The former Queen of Iran Soraya Esfandiari, the second wife of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi the last king of Iran who was regarded as one of the most beautiful women in the world was born in Farrokh Shahr and had spent part of her childhood in this city. Her father's castle in Farokh Shahr was well preserved until a few years ago, and just recently destroyed. The people of Farrokh Shahr are Persian and speak the Persian language.


  1. ^ Farrokh Shahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078765" 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.