Saadat Shahr

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Saadat Shahr
سعادت شهر
Saadat Shahr is located in Iran
Saadat Shahr
Saadat Shahr
Coordinates: 30°04′39″N 53°07′59″E / 30.07750°N 53.13306°E / 30.07750; 53.13306Coordinates: 30°04′39″N 53°07′59″E / 30.07750°N 53.13306°E / 30.07750; 53.13306
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Pasargad
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 15,947
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Saadat Shahr (Persian: سعادت شهر‎‎, pronounced sah-ah-dat-shawr, also Romanized as Sa‘ādat Shahr; also known as Sa‘ādatābād)[1] is a city in and the capital of Pasargad County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 15,947, in 3,814 families.[2]

Saadat Shahr is located 630 kilometres (390 mi) south of Tehran, the capital of the country. Saadat Shahr is an agricultural town. The town has recently made news around the world as a town fascinated by astronomy and stargazing.

Women in the town have sold their jewelry to pay for the town's observatory and telescope, and many of the residents have given part of their salaries toward the project. On one special occasion, the electricity to the entire town was shut off so people could enjoy an astronomical event.

In March 2007, excavations in the vicinity of Saadat Shahr revealed a soil dam dating back to the Achaemenid dynastic era.<ref></ref<


  1. ^ Saadat Shahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3081573" 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.