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Bastam Definition

(Wikipedia) - Bastam For other places with the same name, see Bastam (disambiguation). Bastam بسطام Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
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Coordinates: 36°29′07″N 54°59′59″E / 36.48528°N 54.99972°E / 36.48528; 54.99972Coordinates: 36°29′07″N 54°59′59″E / 36.48528°N 54.99972°E / 36.48528; 54.99972
Bastam District
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Bastam (Persian: بسطام‎, also romanized as Basṭām; also known as Busṭām and Bisṭām) is a city in and capital of the Bastam District of Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,382, in 1,997 families.

Bastam was founded in the 6th century in the Greater Khorasan. It is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Shahrud. The town is known for its Islamic monuments from the Ilkhanid period and its association with the mystic Bayazid Bastami. The Alborz are to the north of the town.

The 19th-century poet, Abbas Foroughi Bastami, lived in Bastam for a time and thence acquired its name as his own.

A tradition says that the town was founded by Vistahm, uncle of the Sasanian king Khosrau II.

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