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Mashhad

Administration
Full nameMashhad
Official nameMashhad
Native name  ‹Mašhad›
MottoCity of paradise (Shahre behesht)
CountryIran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan
CountyMashhad
BakhshCentral
Mashhad-Sanabad-Toos818 AD (Martyrdom Of Imam Reza)
Government
Mayor (Ŝahrdār)Mohammad Pejman
Geography
Total Area176.8 sq mi (458 km2)
Metro Area1523.2 sq mi (3946 km2)
Elevation3231.6 ft (985 m)
Demography
Total Population2907316 (2006)
Population Rank in Iran2nd
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)

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Mashhad ( , , ), is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shia Muslim world. It is also the only major Iranian city with an Arabic name. It is located 850 km (528.2 mi) east of Tehran, at the center of the Razavi Khorasan Province close to the borders of Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. Its population was 2,427,316 at the 2006 population census.

Now Mashhad is notably known as the resting place of the Imam Reza. A shrine was later built there to commemorate the Imam, which in turn gave rise to increasing demographic development.

Mashhad is also known as the city of Ferdowsi, the Iranian poet of Shahnameh, which is considered to be the national epic of Iran.


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