Shahandasht

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Shahan Dasht
شوندشت
شاهاندشت
village
Shahan Dasht is located in Iran
Shahan Dasht
Shahan Dasht
Coordinates: 35°54′44″N 52°15′38″E / 35.91222°N 52.26056°E / 35.91222; 52.26056Coordinates: 35°54′44″N 52°15′38″E / 35.91222°N 52.26056°E / 35.91222; 52.26056
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
County Amol
Bakhsh Larijan
Rural District Bala Larijan
Population (2006)
 • Total 21
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shahan Dasht[1] (Persian: شاهاندشت or شاهان‌دشت‎‎, also Romanized as Shāhān Dasht or Shahandasht), locally known as Shoon Dasht (Mazanderani: شوندشت), is a village in Bala Larijan Rural District, Larijan District, Amol County, Mazandaran Province, Iran.

At the 2006 census, its population was 21, in 9 families.[2] During the summer, the population increases, since many city dwellers from Amol stay in Shahandasht as their summer residence.

The Shahan Dasht waterfall is a natural attraction of the province. The Malek Bahman castle is also a historical castle attracting visitors in the village.

The Persian name Shahan Dasht is composed of the word shah (Persian: شاه‎‎), meaning king [1], the plural suffix -an (Persian: ـان‎‎) [2], and the word dasht (Persian: دشت‎‎), meaning field [3], and hence it literally translates as "field of the kings" in Persian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shahan Dasht can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3782545" 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.