Boshruyeh (Persian: بشرويه - "Bosh-Growing", also Romanized as Boshrūyeh)[2] is a city in, and the capital of, Boshruyeh County, in western South Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,778, in 3,638 families.[3]

Boshruyeh
بشرويه
City
Boshruyeh is located in Iran
Boshruyeh
Boshruyeh
Coordinates: 33°52′06″N 57°25′44″E / 33.86833°N 57.42889°E / 33.86833; 57.42889Coordinates: 33°52′06″N 57°25′44″E / 33.86833°N 57.42889°E / 33.86833; 57.42889
Country Iran
ProvinceSouth Khorasan
CountyBoshruyeh
BakhshCentral
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Total16,426 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IDST)
Boshruyeh at GEOnet Names Server

Boshruyeh is located between the cities of Ferdows and Tabas at the border of the Dasht-e Kavir. Near this city, there are old villages namad Aresk, Raqqeh, Korond, Neigenan and Ghaniabad.

The geographic coordinates of Boshruyeh are 33°52' N and 57°25' E. The weather usually is warm and in summer it is very hot. The average rain in a year is less than 150 mm.

HistoryEdit

There are several historic buildings in Boshruyeh and its surroundings. Based on historical books, it seems that this city has been existed at least for 700 years. Some of the most famous buildings are:

1. Qal'eye Dokhtar "Young Woman's Castle": This citadel is located on the top of a mountain in the west of the city. It has been reported that this huge and ancient building was a governmental work from the period of Ismāīlī governance of this region..

2. Hosseynie Haj Ali Ashraf "Haj Ali Ashraf's Hussayniyya": This building has Indian architecture and is used for azadari "religious mourning rites" during the month of Muharram

3. Masjed Mian Deh "Center-City Mosque": This mosque dates back 400 years.

4. Sarāy-e Serke: This ancient and simple house is famous and is also used for azadari.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistical Center of Iran > Home".
  2. ^ Boshruyeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "10946169" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ Boshrooye News Agency Archived December 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine