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Ardakan Definition

Ardakan means the angle of freedom and is the name of a city, may refer to:- Ardakan of Fars Province, center of Sepidan- Ardakan of Yazd Province (Wikipedia) - Ardakan For other places with the same name, see Ardakan (disambiguation). Ardakan اردكان Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
Coordinates: 32°18′36″N 54°01′03″E / 32.31000°N 54.01750°E / 32.31000; 54.01750Coordinates: 32°18′36″N 54°01′03″E / 32.31000°N 54.01750°E / 32.31000; 54.01750
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Ardakan (Persian: اردكان‎, also Romanized as Ardakān and Artagan) is the capital city of Ardakan County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 51,349 in 13,730 families.

Ardakan is the second major city of Yazd Province. It was established in the 12th century in the Zardug region. Ardakan is 60 kilometres away from Yazd, and it has dry weather.

The word Ardakan in Persian means "holy place" or "clean place" (Modern Persian: arda+kan / Middle Persian: arta+gan) and the city has a lot of historical religious attractions such as the Grand Mosque of Ardakan (Masjed-e Jame’), Zire-deh Mosque, Emam-Zadeh Mir Seyyed Mohammad and Tekyeh bazaar.

This region is one of the Zoroastrian centres of Iran, and there are numerous holy sites for Zoroastrians in Sharif-Abad, a village near Ardakan. Each summer thousands of Zoroastrians from around the world gather there for pilgrimage.

The most important shrine is Pir-e Sabz Chek Chek. Other shrines are include Pir Shah Eshtad Izad, Pir Shah Tashtar Izad, Pir Shah Mehr Izad and Pir Shah Morad.

Ardakan is the birthplace of former Iranian president, Mohammad Khatami. It is also a famous type of carpet found around the world.

View of building in Old Town Ardakan image: Amirreza tavassoliView of building in Old Town ardakan image: Amirreza tavassoli

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