Zarqan

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Zarqan
زرقان
city
Zarqan is located in Iran
Zarqan
Zarqan
Coordinates: 29°46′27″N 52°43′25″E / 29.77417°N 52.72361°E / 29.77417; 52.72361Coordinates: 29°46′27″N 52°43′25″E / 29.77417°N 52.72361°E / 29.77417; 52.72361
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Shiraz
Bakhsh Zarqan
Population (2006)
 • Total 19,861
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Zarqan (Persian: زرقان‎‎, also Romanized as Zarqān; also known as Zarghanak and Zargān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Zarqan District, in Shiraz County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 19,861, in 5,127 families.[2] It is served by Zarqan Airport.

Etymology[edit]

Zarqan comes from "Zarghoon", which in Pahlavi means the place is lush.

Zarqan in books[edit]

It is said that Zarqan had good mules for hiring and transporting.[3] Therefore, this city was important for business and transportation during 1791.[4] Historically, Zaqan counted as the battle field among Afghan and Afshari dynasty.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Zarqan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3089115" 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. 
  3. ^ Matthee, Rudolph P. (9 December 1999). The Politics of Trade in Safavid Iran: Silk for Silver, 1600-1730. Cambridge University Press. pp. 50–. ISBN 978-0-521-64131-9. 
  4. ^ Avery, Peter; Hambly, Gavin R. G.; Melville, Charles P., eds. (10 October 1991). The Cambridge History of Iran. Cambridge University Press. pp. 579–. ISBN 978-0-521-20095-0. 
  5. ^ Axworthy, Michael (2006). The Sword of Persia: Nader Shah, From Tribal Warrior to Conquering Tyrant. I.B. Tauris. p. 103. ISBN 978-1-85043-706-2.