Torbat-e Heydarieh

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For the administrative subdivision, see Torbat-e Heydarieh County.
Torbat-e Heydarieh
تربت حيدريه
Torbat-e Heydarieh is located in Iran
Torbat-e Heydarieh
Torbat-e Heydarieh
Coordinates: 35°16′26″N 59°13′10″E / 35.27389°N 59.21944°E / 35.27389; 59.21944Coordinates: 35°16′26″N 59°13′10″E / 35.27389°N 59.21944°E / 35.27389; 59.21944
Country  Iran
Province Razavi Khorasan
County Torbat-e Heydarieh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 267,390
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Torbat-e Heydarieh at GEOnet Names Server

Torbat-e Heydarieh (Persian: تربت حيدريه‎‎, also Romanized as Torbat-e Ḩeydarīyeh; also known as Torbat-e Heydari, Turbat-i-Haidari, and Turbet-i-Haidari)[1] is a city in and capital of Torbat-e Heydarieh County, in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 119,390, in 31,869 families.[2]

The name Torbat in Persian means Burial place, thus the name of the city means Burial Place of Heydar named after Qotboddin Heydar a Sufi mystic whose tomb lies in the heart of the city.

In ancient times this city was known as Zaveh and in the 19th century it was known as Torbat-e Ishaq Khan or Torbat-e Isa Khan after Ishaq Khan Qaraei the powerful chief of the local Qarai Turks who ruled as a semi-autonomous governor of Torbat-e Heydarieh and Khaf from 1801-1816. It is located in the center of Khorasan province in Iran. This city is famous for its Zafaran lands. It has the first rank in the world for producing Saffron or Zafaran in Persian.


  1. ^ Torbat-e Heydarieh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3087658" 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. 


  • Tarikh-e Torbat-e Heydarieh: ba tekiye be naqshe Ishaq Khan Qaraei, Mohammad Qaneyi
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Turbet i Haidari". Encyclopædia Britannica. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

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