Damavand City

شهر دماوند

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Damavand City Definition

(Wikipedia) - Damavand, Iran   (Redirected from Damavand City) For the mountain, see Mount Damavand. For the administrative subdivision, see Damavand County. Damavand دماوند Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST) Website
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The 15th century Jame mosque of Damavand.
Damavand
Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 52°03′54″E / 35.71778°N 52.06500°E / 35.71778; 52.06500Coordinates: 35°43′04″N 52°03′54″E / 35.71778°N 52.06500°E / 35.71778; 52.06500
 Iran
Tehran
Damavand
Central
56,315
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Official website
View of Damavand and the Alborz Mountains.

Damavand (Persian: دماوند‎, also Romanized as Damāvand and Demāvend; also known as Qaşabeh-e Damāvand) is a city in and the capital of Damavand County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 56,315, in 11,279 families.

Damavand is an ancient and historic city. The name Damavand appears in Sassanid texts (as Dunbawand), and Parthian remains have been found there. The city fell to Arab Muslim invaders in 651 CE. It is close to Iran''s tallest peak Mount Damavand, which Ferdowsi mentions abundantly in the Shahnameh. The city has relatively cool weather year round.

Contents
  • 1 Main sights
  • 2 Transportation
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Main sights

Damavand contains 37 historical tombs (Imamzadeh), 27 castle ruins, 23 traditional houses of architectural significance, 18 traditional bath houses, 6 caves, 5 historical bridges, 3 historical mosques, and 3 caravanserais.

The main landmarks are the Friday Mosque (15th century) and the Sheikh Shebli Mausoleum and Tower, dating to the Seljuq era.

Transportation

Damavand can be reached by road from Firuzkuh via Gilavand and from Haraz road, via Mosha.

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