Taft, Iran

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Taft

تفت
City
Taft is located in Iran
Taft
Taft
Coordinates: 31°44′50″N 54°12′32″E / 31.74722°N 54.20889°E / 31.74722; 54.20889Coordinates: 31°44′50″N 54°12′32″E / 31.74722°N 54.20889°E / 31.74722; 54.20889
Country Iran
ProvinceYazd
CountyTaft
BakhshCentral
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Total18,464 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Taft[2] (Persian: تفت‎) is a city in and the capital of Taft County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 15,329, in 4,265 families.[3]

History[edit]

In the 15th century, Taft was home to Sufi poet Shah Nimatullah Wali.

Following the Iranian Constitutional Revolution of 1906, a rebellion broke out in Taft, led by Mohammad Bana, who with his armed bandits briefly took over the government seat in Yazd. The rebellion was crushed in 1911 and Bana fled back to Taft.[4]

Location[edit]

Taft is located 20 kilometers southwest of the city of Yazd and is located at an altitude of 1,560 meters.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Taft, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086588" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ a b Modarres, Ali (4 February 2011). "Taft". Encyclopedia Iranica.