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Mashhad
مشهد
Nickname(s): Mashhad
Motto: Ceety o paradise (Shahre behesht)
Mashhad is located in Iran
Mashhad
Mashhad
Location o Mashhad in Iran
Coordinates: 36°18′N 59°36′E / 36.300°N 59.600°E / 36.300; 59.600
Kintra Banner o Iran Iran
Province Razavi Khorasan
Coonty Mashhad
Bakhsh Central
Mashhad-Sanabad-Toos 818 AD (Martyrdom O Imam Reza)
Government
 • Mayor (Ŝahrdār) Mohammad Pejman
Area
 • City 458 km2 (177 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,946 km2 (1,524 sq mi)
Elevation 985 m (3,232 ft)
Population (2010)
 • City 3,069,941(Metropolitan)
2,772,287(City itself)
(2,011 Census)[1]
 • Population Rank in Iran 2nt
  Ower 20 million pilgrims an tourists per year[2]
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Website www.mashhad.ir

Mashhad (Persian: مشهد frae Arabic: مشهد‎, ‹Mašhad›, literally the place o martyrdom)[3][4] is the seicont lairgest ceety in Iran an ane o the holiest ceeties in the Shia Muslim warld. It is the anerlie major Iranian ceety wi an Arabic name an aw. It is locatit 850 kilometres (530 mi) east o Tehran, at the center o the Razavi Khorasan Province close tae the borders o Afghanistan an Turkmenistan.

Nou Mashhad is notably kent as the restin place o the Imam Reza. A shrine wis later built there tae commemorate the Imam, which in turn gave rise tae increasin demographic development.

Mashhad is kent as the ceety o Ferdowsi an aw, the eminent Iranian poet o Shahnameh, which is considered tae be the naitional epic o Iran.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/2/pdf/jamiat_shahrestan_keshvar3.pdf
  2. "Sacred Sites: Mashhad, Iran". sacredsites.com. Retrieved 2006-03-13. 
  3. E.J. Brill's first encyclopaedia of Islam 1913-1936 P.127
  4. The shiites: a short history, Heinz Halm, P.26
  5. "Mashad-Kuala Lumpur Become Sister cities". FARS News Agency. 2006-10-14. Retrieved 2010-09-23. 
  6. "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. 2007-03-02. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2010-11-12.