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Darabgerd, the city of Darab was one of 5 counties (Khoreh) of the Pars province.Other counties of Pars (Fars) were:-Ardeshir Khoreh (Firoozabad)-Shapour Khoreh (Kazeroon)-Estakhr Khoreh (Perspolis)-Ghobad Khoreh (Argan)Ruins of the historical city of Darabgerd, the first Sassanid Capital and one of the most ancient cities of Iran can be found, located 6 km from the modern city of Darab. The area was settled since the Achaemenid era. Initial Architecture of Darabgerd built inside a citadel was circular similar to the pattern in Ecbatana. The height of city walls reached 10m but due to erosion, it's now only 7m high. A canal (10m depth, and 50m width) had been dug around the citadel for defense and irrigation purposes.According to legends in Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, the city was built by Darab, one of grandchildren of Esfandiar, the mighty Pahlevan in the Epic of Kings. The city actually seems to have been founded during the period between Dariush 1st and Dariush 2nd reign (522 – 404 BC). During the Parthian Empire, the city had expanded used as a military garrison. Darabgerd reached its peak during the Sassanid era.During the end of the Parthian Empire, Ardeshir Babakan started his conquest of Persia and founded the Sassanid Empire in 226 AD. (Wikipedia) - Darab   (Redirected from Darabgerd) For other places with the same name, see Darab (disambiguation). Darab داراب Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
Coordinates: 28°45′07″N 54°32′40″E / 28.75194°N 54.54444°E / 28.75194; 54.54444Coordinates: 28°45′07″N 54°32′40″E / 28.75194°N 54.54444°E / 28.75194; 54.54444
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Darab (Persian: داراب‎, also Romanized as Dārāb) is a city in and the capital of Darab County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 54,513, in 13,279 families.

Around Darab are a lot of villages such as Tizab, Nasravan, Barab.

Historical background

Darab city one of the oldest cities in Iran, and is even mentioned in the famous Persian epic Shahname by Ferdowsi.

Agricultural products

Major city products are wheat, citrus, cotton, maize and palm.

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