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استان فارس


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Fars Province originally Pars is one of the 30 provinces of Iran in south. With its center in Shiraz, it is the original homeland of the Persian people. The native name of the Persian language is Farsi or Parsi. Persia and Persian both derive from the Hellenized form Persis of the root word Pars. The Old Persian word is supposed to be Parsa.History of Fars (Persis): The ancient Persians were present in the region from about the 9th century BC, and became the rulers of a large empire under the Achaemenid dynasty in the 6th century BC. The ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae, two of the four capitals of the Achaemenid Empire, are located in the Fars Province. (Wikipedia) - Fars Province

Coordinates: 29°37′N 52°32′E / 29.617°N 52.533°E / 29.617; 52.533

Fars Province استان فارس Country Region Capital Counties Area  • Total Population (2006)  • Total  • Density Time zone  • Summer (DST) Main language(s)
Province
A number of historical attractions in the Fars province
Location of Fars within Iran
 Iran
Region 2
Širâz
23
122,608 km2 (47,339 sq mi)
4,569,292
37/km2 (97/sq mi)
IRST (UTC+03:30)
IRST (UTC+04:30)
Persian Qašqâyi Lurish Dialects of Fars

Fars Province (/fɑrs/; Persian: استان فارس‎ Ostân e Fârs, pronounced ), is one of the thirty-one provinces of Iran and known as the cultural capital of Iran. It is in the south of the country, in Iran''s Region 2, and its administrative center is Shiraz. It has an area of 122,400 km². In 2006, this province had a population of 4.57 million people, of which 61.2% were registered as urban dwellers (urban/suburbs), 38.1% villagers (small town/rural), and 0.7% nomad tribes. The etymology of the word "Persian" (From Latin Persia, from Ancient Greek Περσίς (Persis)), found in many ancient names associated with Iran, is derived from the historical importance of this region.

Fârs, or known in Old Persian as Pârsâ, is the original homeland of the ancient Persians. The native name of the Persian language is Pârsi. Persia and Persian both derive from the Hellenized form Περσίς Persis of the root word Pârs. The Old Persian word was Pârsâ.

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A relief in Tang Chogan in Kazeroon near Bishabour in Fars Province shows Sassanid king Bahram 2 known as Sakanshah after a victory against Arab tribes.Tang Chogan is a valley where Sassanid kings used to play polo.
Shiraz Textile Museum: The building was the first textile Factory built in 1925, now turned into the museum of textile. The old brick building is located inside a nice garden with citrus fruits which is a famous characteristic of the city of Shiraz.
Horse Carriers Perspolis. Perspolis is an ancient Iranian city, northeast of modern Shiraz. It was built in a remote and mountainous area during the reign of Dariush I, who made it the ceremonial capital of Persia, replacing Pasargadae. In 330 BC
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