Sites & cities that bear the name of Sarvestan


Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 5th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Recorded names : سروستان, Sarvestân, Sarvistān

Description : Sarvestan (Persian: سروستان‎ Sarvestân, "land of cedars"; sarv "cedar" (cypress) + estan; also Romanized as Sarvestān and Sarvistān) is a city and capital of Sarvestan County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,846, in 4,094 families.It is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province. The majority of people in Sarvestan are Persians. Many tropical and sub-tropical plants are grown in Sarvestan (i.e. Wheat, Pistachios, Olive). The yoghurt of Sarvestan is very famous. Sarvestan's history goes back some 2600 years when the Achaemenids established the Persian Empire. The Sassanid monument of Sasanids' Palace (Kakhe Sasan) is located in south east of the city 90 km from Shiraz, experts believe the monument was constructed during the Sasanid dynastic era (224-651 A.D), and it was either a governing palace or a Zoroastrian temple, probably a fire temple. The monument was registered in Iran's National Heritage list in 1956 but sadly the site in danger as the result of unprofessional restorations. Sarvestan is the birthplace of Sheikh Yusef Sarvestani, who was a moralist.

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