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Traditional architecture of the village
Traditional architecture of the village
Khorashad is located in Iran
Coordinates: 32°45′00″N 59°24′03″E / 32.75000°N 59.40083°E / 32.75000; 59.40083Coordinates: 32°45′00″N 59°24′03″E / 32.75000°N 59.40083°E / 32.75000; 59.40083
Country  Iran
Province South Khorasan
County Birjand
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Baqeran
Population (2006)
 • Total 757
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) +98561523

Khorashad (Persian: خراشاد‎‎, also Romanized as Khorāshād, Kharashad, and Khorshād)[1] is a village in Baqeran Rural District, in the Central District of Birjand County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. Khorashad is known for its beautiful nature, its notable people and its handicraft. Traditional drapery of Khorashad, called to-baffi in local language, is one of the most important handicrafts of southern khorasan and it’s the only handicraft of the province. It has been nominated for registering in list of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Organization.[2]

The historic name "khorashad" derives from the Pahlavi language word meaning "Sun".

Khorashad is 24 km (15 mi) southeast of Birjand in east of Iran. The village is 2,064 m (6,772 ft)[3] above sea level. It situated in the Khorashad Valley in Bagheran Mountain Range. It has cold winters and cool summers.

At the 2006 census, its population was 757, in 232 families.[4] The people of Khorashad are Persian and local language contains many words from the ancient Sassanid and Pahlavi languages.

Khorashad 1.JPG

Khorashad is the birthplace of the notables such as: Dr. Mohammad Ismail Rezvani (A professor of History in Iran), Dr. Mohammad Reza Hafeznia (Professor of Geopolitics in Tarbiat Modarres University), Mr. Morteza Hassanpour (The first man in nursing in Iran), Dr. Ghazanfar Forouzanfar (Director of City Council of Birjand), Dr. Homayun Hadavinia (The Professor of Kingston University), Dr. M. Khorashadizadeh (Director of Birjand University of Applied Science and Technology), and more than 60 professors and physicians in universities of Iran, the United States, and England.


  1. ^ Khorashad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071170" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ Drapery in Khorashad
  3. ^ Map, Weather and Airport of Khorashad
  4. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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