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Zavareh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 33°26′56″N 52°29′37″E / 33.44889°N 52.49361°E / 33.44889; 52.49361Coordinates: 33°26′56″N 52°29′37″E / 33.44889°N 52.49361°E / 33.44889; 52.49361
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Ardestan
Bakhsh Zavareh
(2016 Census)
 • Total 8,320 [1]
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Zavareh (Persian: زواره‎, also Romanized as Zavāreh, Zavâre, and Zavvāreh; also known as Īstgāh-ye Zavār and Zūrāvar)[2] is a city and capital of Zavareh District, in Ardestan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,806, in 2,197 families.[3]

Zavareh is located at the northeast of Isfahan Province, next to the central desert area. It is known that Zavareh had a Sassanian fire temple and was an important trade center in the Seljuk period. The town is named after Zavareh, the brother of Rostam, a mythical hero of Iran.

Historical sites

  • Zavareh Grand Mosque: An inscription in the entrance stucco dates this Seljuk-era mosque to 1135-1136, making it the first known dated mosque constructed according to a four-portico (iwan) plan in the post-Islamic Iran.
  • Pa Minar Mosque: The minaret of this mosque bears a Kufic inscription in brick, dating it to 1068-1069. This makes it the second oldest dated minaret in Iran, the oldest being at Saveh. The minaret makes part of a Seljuk mosque, which has been restored during the Il-Khanid period.
  • Zavareh's Kariz Qanat: This Qanat dates back to 5000 year ago, is a network of underground canals which brings the water from distant water resources.


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  2. ^ Zavareh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3089237" 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.
  • Matheson, Sylvia A. (1972). Persia: An Archaeological Guide. London: Faber and Faber Limited. ISBN 0-571-09305-1

External links

  • The ancient desert township

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