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Mashhad

مشهد
Eik-name(s): 
Mashhad
Motto(s): 
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 Iran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan
CoontyMashhad
BakhshCentral
Mashhad-Sanabad-Toos818 AD (Martyrdom O Imam Reza)
Govrenment
 • Mayor (Ŝahrdār)Mohammad Pejman
Area
 • City458 km2 (177 sq mi)
 • Metro
3946 km2 (1,524 sq mi)
Elevation
985 m (3,232 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • City3,069,941(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 zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Websitewww.mashhad.ir

Mashhad (Persie: 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 centre 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 biggit thare tae commemorate the Imam, which in turn gae 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. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 3 Julie 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Sacred Sites: Mashhad, Iran". saucritsites.com. Retrieved 13 Mairch 2006.
  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. 14 October 2006. Archived frae the original on 14 Julie 2011. Retrieved 23 September 2010.
  6. "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. 2 Mairch 2007. Archived frae the original on 26 Mey 2012. Retrieved 12 November 2010.