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    سعادت شهر

    (Wikipedia) - Saadat Shahr   (Redirected from Saadat Shahr, Iran) "Saadatabad" redirects here. For other places, see Saadatabad (disambiguation). Saadat Shahr سعادت شهر Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
    Saadat Shahr
    Coordinates: 30°04′39″N 53°07′59″E / 30.07750°N 53.13306°E / 30.07750; 53.13306Coordinates: 30°04′39″N 53°07′59″E / 30.07750°N 53.13306°E / 30.07750; 53.13306
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    Saadat Shahr (Persian: سعادت شهر‎, pronounced sah-ah-dat-shawr, also Romanized as Sa‘ādat Shahr; also known as Sa‘ādatābād) is a city in and the capital of Pasargad County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 15,947, in 3,814 families.

    Saadat Shahr is located 390 miles (630 km) south of Tehran, the capital of the country. Saadat Shahr is an agricultural town. The town has recently made news around the world as a town fascinated by astronomy and stargazing.

    Women in the town have sold their jewelry to pay for the town''s observatory and telescope, and many of the residents have given part of their salaries toward the project. On one special occasion, the electricity to the entire town was shut off so people could enjoy an astronomical event.

    In March 2007, excavations in the vicinity of Saadat Shahr revealed a soil dam dating back to the Achaemenid dynastic era.

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