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Hesaruiyeh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 30°02′37″N 55°12′59″E / 30.04361°N 55.21639°E / 30.04361; 55.21639Coordinates: 30°02′37″N 55°12′59″E / 30.04361°N 55.21639°E / 30.04361; 55.21639
Country  Iran
Province Kerman
County Shahr-e Babak
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Khatunabad
Population (2006)
 • Total 221
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Hesaruiyeh (Persian: حصاروييه‎‎, also Romanized as Ḩeşārū’īyeh; also known as Hazār, Hazārū, and Hisāru)[1] is a village in Khatunabad Rural District, in the Central District of Shahr-e Babak County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 221, in 54 families.[2] Hesaruiyeh is located roughly 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of Shahr-e Babak.[3]


One local author suggests that the name comes from the words Ḩeşār (حصار), meaning "fort", "fence", "wall", or "barrier", and bārū (بارو) meaning "fortification".[4]


Ḩeşārū’īyeh served as the stronghold of the Ismailis, and is home to many Ismailies who have contributed a lot in building Shahr-e-Babak[5] when they ruled Shahr-e Babak 150 to 200 years ago in the 1800s.[4]


Ḩeşārū’īyeh is located close to Road 71, a national highway which connects Tehran in the north to Bandar-Abbas in the South. Beside the forts and the barriers, there is also a horseshoe-like stretched hill nearby called Tale-h Hesar, meaning "hill of the fort".[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hesaruiyeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3066481" 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. ^ Ḩeşārū’īyeh: Iran, Geographic.org, retrieved 2010-11-15 
  4. ^ a b Mansoor, Azizi (1383 [2004/2005]), تارىخ و فرهنگ شهر بابک [The History and the Culture of Shahr-e Babek], مرکز کرمان‌شناسى [Markaz-i Kirmān'shināsī], ISBN 978-964-6487-70-3, OCLC 62579116  Check date values in: |date= (help)[page needed]
  5. ^ wikifoundry: Ḩeşārū’īyeh, hesarooyeh, retrieved 2013-09-08 

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