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Fordo, 2009
Fordo, 2009
Fordo is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°15′39″N 50°54′14″E / 34.26083°N 50.90389°E / 34.26083; 50.90389Coordinates: 34°15′39″N 50°54′14″E / 34.26083°N 50.90389°E / 34.26083; 50.90389
Country Iran
Rural DistrictFordo
 • Total732
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Fordo or Fordow[1] (Persian: فردو‎, Persian pronunciation: [foɾˈdow], [foɾˈdo]) is a village in Fordo Rural District, Kahak District, Qom County, Qom Province, Iran. It is located near the Shia holy city of Qom.[2][3] At the 2006 census, its population was 732, in 230 families.[4]

Fordu, Fordo, Furdu or Fardu a village with more than 100 houses. Headwaters of the Furdu river. Kuhistan subdivision of Qom. Fordo is 26 miles to the south of Qom. Fordo is situated in a deep glen between Hasan Aqa and Furdu peaks. Fordo's sheep are celebrated for their milk.

Village of Fordo is believed to have the largest percentage of fighters killed in the Iran–Iraq War,[5] lasting from September 1980 to August 1988.

In September 2009, it was revealed that Iran had a second uranium enrichment plant near the village of Fordo.[6]


  1. ^ Fordo can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3062691" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ Iran: The Nuclear Question, The New York Times
  3. ^ آژانس: نمی‌توانیم صلح‌آمیز بودن برنامه اتمی ایران را تائید کنیم, BBC Persian
  4. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  5. ^ UN inspectors visit uranium enrichment facility in Iran, The Guardian
  6. ^ Iran ready to co-operate on nuclear programme, says Ahmadinejad, The Guardian