Kuhdasht

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For the administrative subdivision, see Kuhdasht County.
Kuhdasht
كوهدشت
city
Kuhdasht is located in Iran
Kuhdasht
Kuhdasht
Coordinates: 33°32′06″N 47°36′22″E / 33.53500°N 47.60611°E / 33.53500; 47.60611Coordinates: 33°32′06″N 47°36′22″E / 33.53500°N 47.60611°E / 33.53500; 47.60611
Country  Iran
Province Lorestan
County Kuhdasht
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 85,519
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Kuhdasht (Persian: كوهدشت‎‎, also Romanized as Kūhdasht and Kūh-ī-Dasht)[1] is a city in and capital of Kuhdasht County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 85,519, in 18,087 families.[2]

Kuhdasht is a large plain which is surrounded by mountains. In Persian, Kuhdasht is composed of "Kuh," which means mountain, and "Dasht," which means plain. Kuhdasht was the residence of Kassites, one of the ancient peoples of Zagros Mountains. There are some antique pieces of bronze in Louvre museum from Kassite civilization.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuhdasht can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3072280" 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.