Meybod


Meybod
Meybod
ميبد
—  city  —
View of the city from pigeon tower.
Meybod is located in Iran
Meybod
Coordinates: 32°15′N 54°01′E / 32.25°N 54.017°E / 32.25; 54.017Coordinates: 32°15′N 54°01′E / 32.25°N 54.017°E / 32.25; 54.017
Country  Iran
Province Yazd
County Meybod
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 – Total 58,295
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 – Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Meybod (Persian: ميبد, also Romanized as Maibud)[1] is a city in and capital of Meybod County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 58,295, in 15,703 families.[2]

Meybod is a major desert city in Yazd Province, Iran with a population of about 75,000 making it the second major city in Yazd. IIt is an ancient city that goes back to pre-Islamic arena and, hence, is the home to many ancient points of interests. The Historical City of Maybod is part of the Tentative List in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

It was the capital of Iran during the Mozaffarid period. Mozaffari kingdom originated from Meybod where the first king was born. One of the oldest castles in Iran is Narin ghaleh in Meybod, which dates back from the Sasanid. Chaparkhaneh and Karvansaraye Abbasi are some other examples of the historical buildings from Safavid era.

Many important major poets, sufis, clergymen and politicians came from Meybod. Meybodi, the author of "Kashf-ol-Asrar", Grand Ayatollah Haeri, Hossein Makki and many others lived in Maybod, to name a few.

Unfortunately some of its historical points were demolished by local authorities who did not understand the archeological values. Yet, it hosts many tourists from every corner of the world everyday.[3]

Attractions

Narenj (Narin) Castle This building, which in colloquial language is called Narenj Castle, is one of the most important relics of the province dating back to the period before the advent of Islam to Iran, and has been recorded as one of the national buildings. This ancient castle has been constructed on the top of Galeen hill and overlooks the city. It seems that upper floors of the building have been reconstructed and belong to the Islamic era. A section of the building was destroyed in the course of road construction during the reign of Pahlavi II.[4]

References

  1. ^ Meybod can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3074777" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.amar.org.ir/DesktopModules/FTPManager/upload/upload2360/newjkh/newjkh/21.xls. 
  3. ^ About Meybod
  4. ^ Narenj castel in Meybod

External links

  • Farshid Sāmāni, Meybod, A Museum of the Living (in Persian), Jadid Online, 9 April 2010, [1].
    Audio slideshow: [2] (5 min 12 sec).



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