Torbat-e Jam

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For the administrative subdivision, see Torbat-e Jam County. For the refugee camp, see Torbat-e Jam (refugee camp).
Torbat-e Jam
تربت جام
Torbat-e Jam is located in Iran
Torbat-e Jam
Torbat-e Jam
Coordinates: 35°14′38″N 60°37′21″E / 35.24389°N 60.62250°E / 35.24389; 60.62250Coordinates: 35°14′38″N 60°37′21″E / 35.24389°N 60.62250°E / 35.24389; 60.62250
Country  Iran
Province Khorasan
County Torbat-e Jam
Bakhsh Central
Population (2011)
 • Total 94,758
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Torbat-e Jam at GEOnet Names Server

Torbat-e Jam (Persian: تربت جام‎‎, also Romanized as Torbat-e Jām; also known as Torbat-e Sheykh Jām and Turbat-i-Shaikh Jam)[1] is a city in and capital of Torbat-e Jam County, in Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 83,558, in 19,111 families.[2]

Torbat-e Jām is an ancient city. It is about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Mashhad, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Taybad, and about 40 kilometres (25 mi) west of the Afghanistan border. There are many ancient places there, like the mazar (tomb) of Sheikh Ahmad Jami and Prince Qasem-e Anvar. The county includes many villages, such as Bezd, Mahmoodabad, Nilshahr.


Historic monuments in Torbat-e Jam, Khorasan province, are under serious threat of destruction.

The head of Torbat-e Jam Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department put the credits allocated for restoration of historic sites in the city at 550 million rials in the current year (started March 21). He noted that from the total amount, 500 million rials would be spent on Robat-e Jam historic site and the rest on Sheikh Ahmad Jami mausoleum—a complex comprising 10 buildings, ISNA reported. Taj-Mohammadi complained that given the number of monuments and the huge workload, the earmarked budget is insufficient. The other major historic sites of this northeastern city which face destruction are Robat-e Sangan, Khajeh Azizollah Mosque, Shah Qassem Anvar Mausoleum, Noor Mosque and Abouzar Bozjani Mausoleum, he warned. Torbat-e Jam is the birth and burial place of the renowned 11th century mystic Sheikh Ahmad Jami. The city is in fact named after the great mystic. Located on the mountains 163 kilometers east of Mashhad, Torbat-e Jam has a desert climate with wild pistachio forests and vast pastures. Torbat-e Jam and its neighboring areas have a rich and beautiful local and mystical music.

Sheikh Ahmad-e Jami mausoleum complex view at night

Notable people[edit]

  • Sheikh Ahmad Jami (1048-1142) Sufi Author
  • Pur-Baha Jami - Iranian poet and satirist
  • Mohsen Namjoo alternative/indie singer-songwriter, born in Torbat-e Jam
  • Abu al-Wafa' Buzjani, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaḥyā ibn Ismāʿīl ibn al-ʿAbbās al-Būzjānī or Abū al-Wafā Būzhjānī (Persian: ابوالوفا بوزجانی or بوژگانی)[1] (10 June 940 – 15 July 998) was a Persian[2] mathematician and astronomer who worked in Baghdad.
  • Jami, writer,mystic and one of the greatest Sufi poets of the 15th century.


  1. ^ Torbat-e Jam can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3087659" 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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