Boshruyeh (Persian: بشرويه)[a] is a city in the Central District of Boshruyeh County, South Khorasan province, Iran, and serves as capital of the county.[4]

Persian: بشرويه
Boshruyeh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 33°52′05″N 57°25′43″E / 33.86806°N 57.42861°E / 33.86806; 57.42861[1]
ProvinceSouth Khorasan
 • Total16,426
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
Boshruyeh at GEOnet Names Server

At the 2006 census, its population was 13,778 in 3,638 households, when it was in the former Boshruyeh District of Ferdows County.[5] The following census in 2011 counted 15,318 people in 4,325 households,[6] by which time the district had been separated from the county in the establishment of Boshruyeh County.[4] The latest census in 2016 showed a population of 16,426 people in 4,973 households.[2]

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 named 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.



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.[7]


  1. ^ Also romanized as Boshrūyeh[3]


  1. ^ OpenStreetMap contributors (18 March 2023). "Boshruyeh, Boshruyeh County" (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 29. Archived from the original (Excel) on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. ^ 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".
  4. ^ a b "Boshruyeh District was upgraded to a county". Fars News (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Cabinet of Ministers. 12 November 2008. Archived from the original on 10 November 2023. Retrieved 10 November 2023.
  5. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 29. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Syracuse University (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 29. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 January 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  7. ^ Boshrooye News Agency Archived December 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine