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Iran - Zanjan

Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in northwestern Iran.
It lies 298 km (186 mi) north-west of Tehran on the main highway to Tabriz and Turkey and approximately 125 km (80 mi) from the Caspian Sea.

Zanjan is famous for its seedless grapes. The province lies 330 km northwest of Tehran, connected to it via a freeway.

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Iran - Yazd

Yazd (In Persian: یزد), is the capital of Yazd province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city. It is also known in Iran for the high quality handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its sweets shops.

 

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Iran - Tehran aka Teheran

Tehran also sometimes spelled as Teheran, is also home to the Iranian Imperial Crown Jewels, also called the Imperial Crown Jewels of Persia, its is claimed to be the largest, most dazzling and valuable jewel collection in the world. The collection comprises a set of crowns and thrones, some 30 tiaras, numerous aigrettes, jewel-studded swords and shields, a vast amount of precious loose gems, including the largest collections of emeralds, rubies and diamonds in the world.

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Iran - Takhte Jamshid

Jamshid's capital was erroneously believed to be at the site of the ruins of Persepolis, which for centuries (down to 1620 CE) was called Takht-i Jamsheed, the "Throne of Jamshid". However, Persepolis was actually the capital of the Achaemenid kings and was destroyed by Alexander. Similarly, the sculptured tombs of the Achaemenids and Sāsānians near Persepolis were believed to be images of the legendary hero Rostam, and so were called Naqsh-e Rustam.

 

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Iran - Takabe Soleiman

Takab (Persian: تکاب; Azeri: Tikap) is one of the cities and townships in the West Azarbaijan province in Iran. Its ancient name is Shiz. Most of people are Kurds.

Iran - Tabriz

Tabriz (Azeri': تبریز ;Persian: تبریز ) is the capital of East Azarbaijan Province and sits at an altitude of 1,350 meters above sea level at the junction of the Quru Chay (Quru River) and Aji Chay, (Aji River) the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s and one of its former capitals and residence of the crown prince under the Qajar kings. The city has proven extremely influential in the country’s recent history. It is located in a valley to the north of the long ridge of the volcanic cone of Sahand, south of the Eynali mountain.

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Iran - Sohan in Qom

Sohan is a flat sweet biscuit made of pistachios and saffron.
Qom has many carpet and sweet (candy) shops. Qom is famous for it's "sohan," a flat sweet biscuit made of pistachios and saffron. "Gaz", a nougat candy is also available. Qom is also known for the unique and beautiful silk rugs which are famous worldwide for their unique silk and patterns. Naturally, as one of Islam's holy cities there are numerous religious shops which sell religious books, versions of the Koran and compact discs.

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Iran - Sistan

Modern Sistan (Persian: سیستان) is a border region in southeastern Iran (Sistan and Baluchestan Province) and southwestern Afghanistan (see Nimruz Province). In ancient times the area was known as Arachosia; it became known as 'Sakastan' in the 1st century BC, after it was conquered by the Saka (Scythians of Central Asia) tribes. Later Sakastan was changed to "Seistan" and in modern times, Sistan.

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Iran - Shomal

Shomal also sometimes spelled as Shomaal means North in Farsi and refers to the Nothern Iran provinces below the caspian sea.

 

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Iran - Shiraz

Shiraz (Persian: شیراز, UniPers: Siraz) is the the capital of Fars Province. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Rudkhaneye Khoshk seasonal river. Shiraz has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than a thousand years.
Shiraz is known as the city of poets, wine and flowers.

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Iran - Shahreh Sookhteh

Shahreh Sookhteh or Shahr-e Sukhte "Burnt City" (Persian: شهر سوخته) is an archaeological site of a sizable Bronze Age urban settlement, associated with the Jiroft culture. It is located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province, the southeastern part of Iran, on the bank of the Helmand River, near the Zahedan-Zabol road.

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Iran - Semnan

Semnan (Native Name:Seman , Persian: سمنان ) is a city in Semnan Province, northern Iran with a population estimated at 119,778 inhabitants (2005) [1] It is the provincial capital of Semnan province.

Semnan is situated at 1,138 metres above sea level at the southern foot of the Alborz Mountains. It is the regional market for local grains and cotton.

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Iran - Sardasht

Sardasht (in Kurdish and Persian: سردشت) is a city in Northwestern Iran. It lies in the West Azarbaijan province. It was the first city in which civilians where attacked with chemical weapons by Saddam Hussein during the Iran–Iraq War. Although it happened even before Halabja it didn't get much publicity at the time because Iran was being ignored by international community.

 

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