|Nickname(s): City of Science, City of Civilization, The Green City|
|• Mayor||Nima Bagheri|
|Elevation||860 m (2,820 ft)|
|Population (2016 Census)|
|• Total||96,683 |
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Kazeroon (Persian: كازرون, also Romanized as Kāzerūn, Kāzeroūn, and Kazeroon; also known as Kasrun) is a city and capital of Kazeroon County, Fars Province, Iran. In 2017 its population was 143,869 in 68,810 families. Its agricultural products include date palms, citrus orchards, wheat, tobacco, rice, cotton, and vines.
The nearby ruins of the ancient city of Bishapur 12 mi (19 km) N., include bas-relief depictions from the Sasanid era (ca. 224–651). A statue of Shapur I (AD 241–272) can be found in a large cave at the site. The ruins of the Qaleh-ye Gabri (Castle of the Gabrs, or Zoroastrians) are located on a mound SE of Kazeroon.
|Climate data for Kazerun|
|Average high °C (°F)||14.6
|Average low °C (°F)||4.0
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||53
Nasrollah Mardani(شاعر درباری), a famous contemporary Persian poet, is from Kazeroon. It is also believed that Salman the Persian, one of the followers of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, comes from this city. "Welcome to Salman the Persian" can be seen at the entrance of the city. Haj Sadrallah Zamanian was one of the pillar of the community for many years. The town is also the scene of a famous battle in the novel My Uncle Napoleon.
Kazeroon is a city of Science. Qotb al-Din Kazerooni, Allame Jalaladdin Davani, Allame Ali Davani are from Kazeroon. The mothers of Hafez and Saadi were also from Kazeroon. Firouz Naderi, (the Associate Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), responsible for Project Formulation and Strategy), was born in Kazeroon. Reza Malekzadeh, a medical scientist and gastroenterologist who is well known in Iran is from Kazeroon.
Places of interest
- Parishan Lake, which is near Kazeroon.
- Shapur River
- Shapur statue (the largest statue of ancient Iran), which is near Bishapur.
The historic city Bishapur is near Kazeroon. This city was a capital of the Sasanian Empire.
Since 16th April 2018, as part of the 2017–18 Iranian protests, the city has experienced anti-government protests, with the proximate local cause being a plan by Kazerun lawmaker Hossein Rezazadeh to turn parts of the city's northern outlying districts of Nowdan and Qaemiyeh into a new city named Kuh-e-Chinar. On 18 May 2018, five people were killed after security forces opened fire on demonstrators.
Ashura and Tasua re-enactment
This re-enactment has been one of the most celebrated and unique reenactments in Iran. The date of this re-enactment is in the ninth and tenth of the month Moharram. In these two days, people go out and re-enact the Battle of Karbala. The theater starts from morning until noon. Almost all people in the city walk on the street together. They mourn for this historical event.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Kāzerūn". Encyclopædia Britannica. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 704.
- Kazerun can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3070132" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran.
- FARS Geography and History
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