Shah Niaz

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Shah Niaz
شاه نياز
village
Shah Niaz is located in Iran
Shah Niaz
Shah Niaz
Coordinates: 36°32′32″N 59°19′26″E / 36.54222°N 59.32389°E / 36.54222; 59.32389Coordinates: 36°32′32″N 59°19′26″E / 36.54222°N 59.32389°E / 36.54222; 59.32389
Country  Iran
Province Razavi Khorasan
County Mashhad
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Miyan Velayat
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shah Niaz (Persian: شاه نياز‎‎, also Romanized as Shāh Nīāz)[1] is a village in Miyan Velayat Rural District, in the Central District of Mashhad County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.[2] Following the Islamic Revolution of 1979, numerous failed attempts were made to rename this village to Imam Niaz due to sensitivities regarding the name "Shah" meaning King in Persian - a reminiscent of Iran's Pahlavi dynasty. The village today is a private farm of 150 hectares and continues to be known as Shah Niaz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shah Niaz can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "10573605" 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.