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(Wikipedia) - Gonabad For the administrative subdivision, see Gonabad County. For the village in Mashhad County, see Gonabad, Mashhad. For the place in Afghanistan, see Gonabad, Afghanistan. Not to be confused with Gonbad-e Qabus. Gonabad گناباد Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
Coordinates: 34°21′10″N 58°41′01″E / 34.35278°N 58.68361°E / 34.35278; 58.68361Coordinates: 34°21′10″N 58°41′01″E / 34.35278°N 58.68361°E / 34.35278; 58.68361
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Gonabad (Persian: گناباد‎, also Romanized as Gonābād; also known as Gūnābād; formerly Janābaz) is a city in and the capital of Gonabad County, in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 34,563, in 9,789 families. Jūymand is an affluent northern district/suburb of Gonabad.

It is mostly well-known because of the Gonabadi Dervishes and for its qanats, also known as kareez. It is one of the most important producers of saffron in Iran. Other agricultural products include: Grape, Pistachio and pomegranate.

The famous ancient war of 12 rokh had happened between Iran and Turan (Central Asia) in this city on the castle of Zeebad.

The city contains the cemetery for the Nematollahi Gonabadi dervish order located in Beydokht.


Some of the longest and oldest Qanats of the world are located in Gonabad. Qanats of Uroune, Moun, Chahak and Shirin as registered in world heritage site (administered by UNESCO) are among these Qanats.

They contain 427 water wells with a length of 33113 meters and have been constructed based on different sciences like physics, geology and hydraulics and made it possible for the inhabitants to live in such a dry land with low rainfall.

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