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Panorama view from Narin Qaleh
Panorama view from Narin Qaleh
Jajarm is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°57′00″N 56°22′48″E / 36.95000°N 56.38000°E / 36.95000; 56.38000Coordinates: 36°57′00″N 56°22′48″E / 36.95000°N 56.38000°E / 36.95000; 56.38000
Country  Iran
Province North Khorasan
County Jajarm
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 1,000 m (3,000 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 25,205
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Jajarm (Persian: جاجرم‎‎, also Romanized as Jājarm)[1] is a city in and the capital of Jajarm County, in North Khorasan Province, Iran.

Because of several historical and archeological sites, Jajarm is one of the most attractive cities in North Khorasan province. The city is placed on the border of Central Desert of Iran and has a unique vegetation. Jajarm has also known for its wildlife refuge which Iranian cheetah lives there. Jajarm has several bauxite mines and a plant is producing Alumina from bauxite.

Historical sites[edit]

Tepe Pahlavan is a prehistoric site near Jajarm city. Archaeological fieldworks in this site showed the richness of prehistoric culture in the region.[2]

petroglyphic site of Jorbat (This area is locally known as Sang Neveshteh or the "inscribed stone") to the north of the plain of Jajarm is one of the largest rock-art complexes of Iran. Ranging from late Bronze Age to the ethnographic period, the rock art imagery of Jorbat has close parallels both in petroglyphic sites of the Central plateau of Iran and the Central Asian steppes.[3]