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|Kashmar at GEOnet Names Server|
Kashmar (Persian: کاشمر, also Romanized as Kāshmar; formerly ترشیز Torshīz or سلطانآباد Soltanabad) is a city in and the capital of Kashmar County, in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. Kashmar 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.
There are two centers of higher education in this city, Payame Nur University (a distant education system), and the Azad 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 interests in this city like "Aramgah Seyyed morteza" and "Bagh Mazar" and "Aramgahe seyyed mohammade Abed" and "Aramgahe modarres".
The history of this city comes back to Zartosht 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.