Fordo

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Fordo
فردو
village
Fordo is located in Iran
Fordo
Fordo
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
Province Qom
County Qom
Bakhsh Kahak
Rural District Fordo
Population (2006)
 • Total 732
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Fordo (Persian: فردو[1] 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]

Fordo, 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, that was carved into a mountainside south of Tehran.[6] Google Maps satellite images for the Fordo site can be found at coordinates 34.885649,50.99669. Images zoomed to the 20 meter level show a large double fence perimeter border erected around the site with towers located every 25 meters. Six 10 meter wide entry portals to the underground complex are located within the fenced area, as well as several buildings, the largest of which is approximately 5500 square meters.

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