|• Total||7,252 |
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Beyza (Persian: بيضا, also Romanized as Beyzā, Bayḍā, Beyẕā, and Bayzâ; also known as تل بیضا Tall-e Beyẕā, Tal-e Baiza, Tol-e Beyẕā, and سپیدان Sepīdān) is a city and capital of Beyza District, in Sepidan County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,593, in 845 families.
Beyza's ancient name was Nesayak or Nesa. Linguists derive this name from the Parthian word Ns'yk meaning "bright, shining." Arabs during their invasion of Iran translated this name in Arabic Bayḍā which also means "bright and white." The ancient Elamite city of Anshan is sometimes believed to have been situated there. Legend attributes its foundation to Gushtasb.
The famous scholar Al-Baydawi is from Beyza, from where he gets his demonym.
- Beyza can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3083516" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.