Sites & cities that bear the name of Firuzkuh


Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 11th century C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : فيروزكوه‎, Fīrūz Kūh, Firouzkouh, Pirezcow, Qaşabeh-ye Fīrūz Kūh, Firoozkooh

Description : Firuzkuh (Persian: فيروزكوه‎, also Romanized as Fīrūzkūh and Fīrūz Kūh; Tabarian: Pirezcow; also known as Qaşabeh-ye Fīrūz Kūh) is a city and capital of Firuzkuh County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2016 census, its population was 17,453. It is located north-east of Tehran, in the middle of Alborz Mountains. Previously, it was part of Mazandaran Province. The city has a relatively cool and windy climate. It has some natural attractions and is famous for them, including Tange Vashi, Boornic Cave, Roodafshan Cave, Village Gadook and the sight-seeing of villages like Varse-Kharan, Zarrin Dasht, Darreh-Deh, and Kaveh Deh. Firuzkuh Castle Firuzkuh is rich in historical heritage and some of the most ancient objects in Tehran Province have been found there. Among its villages Darreh-Deh contains the most ancient places. During the reign of Timur, Ruy González de Clavijo praised the town's concentric citadel and suggested that it could resist any assault. Nearby castles belonged to the Nizari Ismaili state. Veresk Bridge lies on the road north from Firuzkuh.

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