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Marvdasht is located in Iran
Coordinates: 29°52′27″N 52°48′09″E / 29.87417°N 52.80250°E / 29.87417; 52.80250
Kintra Iran
 • Total123,858
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Marvdasht (Persie: مرودشت‎, Romanizit as Marv Dasht)[1] is a ceety in an the caipital o Marvdasht Coonty, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population wis 123,858, in 29,134 families.[2]

Historical backgrund[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marvdasht is as auncient o the history o Iran an the vast Persie Empire. The Persepolis is in the vincity o the ceety an few kilometers farther Naghsh-e-Rostam, Naghsh-e-Rajab an the ruins o the auncient ceety o Estakhr are reminiscent o the glorious history o the ceety. Archeological excavations hae shawn that millenniums afore Darius decidit tae chuise the plains o Rahmat Mount for the construction o the majestic Persepolis Palaces, ceevilizit populations haed been livin in the Marvdasht Plains.

But the ceety itsel daes no hae a lang history an haes been biggit in 20t century. Efter the Pahlavi govrenment biggit the succar factory in 1935 (1314), the ceety gradually developit aroond the factory an each year it absorbit an enormous population leavin nearbi veelages or abandonin nomadic life an settlin in the flourishin ceety. Fowk frae farther auries migratit tae Marvdasht an aw. Tae the end o Pahlavi dynasty, ither factories sic as the petrochemical complex, Azmayesh (producin hoosehauld appliances an intendit tae be biggest in the Middle East), Charmineh leather factory, Fars meat complex an Dadli biscuit company wur constructit aroond the ceety an as a huge wirkforce wis required, the population o Marvdasht increased an it became the seicont maist populatit ceety in Fars province an wis cried the industrial ceety o the province. But the ceety did no juist excell in industry, the fertile lands aroond Marvdasht hae turned it intae a centre o agricultur in Iran an it haes surpassed ither Iranian auries in producin wheat, maize, tomato, cucumber an ither agricultural products.

The name o the ceety[eedit | eedit soorce]

The historians hae said that Marvdasht wis oreeginally the name o ane the neebourheids o the auncient ceety o Estakhr an gradually the whole aurie wis cried Marvdasht. On the ither haund, some hae argued that Marv a plant which grew in the aurie an that is why the suffix "Dasht" which in Persie means Plain wis addit tae the wird tae designate the plains in the aurie.

Geographical featurs[eedit | eedit soorce]

Marvdasht is ane o the northren ceeties an coonties o Fars province. The ceety is locatit 45 km north o Shiraz an haes an altitude o 1620 meters abuin the sea level. The coonty haes an aurie o 3687 square kilometers an neebours Arsenjan in the east, Pasargad in the north, Khorambid an Eghlid in the northwast, Sepidan in the soothwast an Shiraz in the sooth. Thare are three ceeties in the coonty: Marvdasht, Seydan an Kamfirouz. Marvdasht as a coonty is dividit intae fower destricts: Central, Kamfirouz, Doroudzan an Seydan. Marvdasht haes a cauld wather in the hilly auries an moderate climate in ither regions.

Heicher education[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes three varsities: Islamic Azad Varsity (Marvdasht Branch), Fars Science an Research Varsity (دانشگاه علوم و تحقيقات فارس) an Payam-e-Nour varsity.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Marvdasht can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3074200" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. "Census o the Islamic Republic o Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic o Iran. Archived frae the original (Excel) on 16 November 2010.

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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