Kashmar (Persian: کاشمر‎, also Romanized as Kāshmar; formerly ترشیز Torshīz or سلطان‌آباد Soltanabad)[2] is a city and the capital of Kashmar County, in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Cahitu is located near the river Sish Taraz in the western part of the province, and 217 kilometres (135 mi) south of the province's capital Mashhad, in Iran, from east to Bardaskan, west to Torbat-e Heydarieh, north to Nishapur, south to Gonabad. Until two centuries ago, this city was named Torshiz (ترشیز) and was the birthplace of Sheikh Ahmad-e Jami. At the 2006 census, its population was 81,527, in 21,947 families.[3]

Kashmar

کاشمر
City
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Kashmar Tourist Places
Razavi Khorasan counties
Razavi Khorasan counties
Kashmar is located in Iran
Kashmar
Kashmar
Razavi Khorasan counties
Coordinates: 35°14′18″N 58°27′56″E / 35.23833°N 58.46556°E / 35.23833; 58.46556Coordinates: 35°14′18″N 58°27′56″E / 35.23833°N 58.46556°E / 35.23833; 58.46556
Country Iran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan
CountyKashmar
BakhshCentral
Elevation
1,063 m (3,488 ft)
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Urban
102,282[1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Area code(s)(+98) 051 552
Kashmar at GEOnet Names Server

There are four centers of higher education in this city, State University, Payame Nur University (a distant education system), Azad University of Kashmar, and Jahad Daneshgahy University of Kashmar.

The city is a major producer of raisins and has about 40 types of grapes. It is also internationally recognised for exporting saffron, and handmade Persian rugs.

There are many places of interest in this city like "Tomb of Hassan Modares" and "Imamzadeh Seyed Morteza" and "Imamzadeh Hamzeh, Kashmar".

The history of this city comes back to Zoroaster and Sarv-e Abarqu, the Cypress of Kashmar (see also oldest tree). It seems that this is the single miracle of this prophet there are many fables about this.

SouvenirsEdit

The main souvenirs of this city are the Kashmar carpet, raisins, grapes, saffron, dried fruits, and the confectionary sohan.

Notable peopleEdit

Military operationsEdit

Historical sites, ancient artifacts and tourismEdit

ClimateEdit

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as cold semi-arid (BSk).[4]

Climate data for Kashmar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
16.8
(62.2)
22.3
(72.1)
29.2
(84.6)
34
(93)
35.7
(96.3)
36.2
(97.2)
31.9
(89.4)
25.9
(78.6)
18.1
(64.6)
12
(54)
23.7
(74.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
6.1
(43.0)
10.3
(50.5)
15.3
(59.5)
21.2
(70.2)
25.6
(78.1)
27.9
(82.2)
27.4
(81.3)
22.9
(73.2)
17
(63)
10.3
(50.5)
5.3
(41.5)
16.1
(60.9)
Average low °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
3.9
(39.0)
8.4
(47.1)
13.3
(55.9)
17.3
(63.1)
20.2
(68.4)
18.6
(65.5)
13.9
(57.0)
8.2
(46.8)
2.6
(36.7)
−1.4
(29.5)
8.5
(47.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29
(1.1)
24
(0.9)
31
(1.2)
37
(1.5)
17
(0.7)
2
(0.1)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
6
(0.2)
13
(0.5)
19
(0.7)
178
(6.9)
Source: Climate-Data.org, altitude: 1057m[4]

GalleryEdit

SourceEdit

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Kashmar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3069992" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ a b "Climate: Kashmar - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 17 September 2013.

External linksEdit

Kashmar in AccuWeather