Sivand

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Sivand
سيوند
village
Sivand is located in Iran
Sivand
Sivand
Coordinates: 30°04′48″N 52°55′22″E / 30.08000°N 52.92278°E / 30.08000; 52.92278Coordinates: 30°04′48″N 52°55′22″E / 30.08000°N 52.92278°E / 30.08000; 52.92278
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Marvdasht
Bakhsh Seyyedan
Rural District Khafrak-e Olya
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,130
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sivand (Persian: سيوند‎‎, also Romanized as Sīvand)[1] is a village in Khafrak-e Olya, Marvdasht County, Fars Province, Iran. It is located in the Sivand valley and is mostly known for the nearby Sivand Dam. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,130, in 861 families.[2]

Sivand has a warm climate and contains vast pastures. It has relatively dry winters with some occasional snowfall. Sivand is home to the Sivandi dialect, a north western -Iranian language which like an island is surrounded in a sea of other Persian languages and dialects in Fars. The number of Sivandi speakers is estimated to be approximately 6,800 persons. The population of Sivand decreased from some 6,000 in 1950 to its present total, as a result of most of its young population leaving for cities in pursuit of higher education; some Sivandis also emigrated, mostly to Europe and the United States of America. Most of Sivand's present inhabitants are involved in horticulture and farming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sivand can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3085946" 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. 

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