Boshruyeh County

Boshruyeh County (Persian: شهرستان بشرویه‎) is a county in South Khorasan Province in Iran. The center of the county is Boshruyeh. Boshruyeh County has two cities Boshruyeh & Eresk. Boshruyeh County used to belong to Ferdows County until November 2008.[2] The population of Boshruyeh County is about 26,000[1]

Boshruyeh County
شهرستان بشرویه
South Khorasan counties
South Khorasan counties
Location of South Khorasan Province in Iran
Location of South Khorasan Province in Iran
Country Iran
ProvinceSouth Khorasan Province
CapitalBoshruyeh
Population
 (2016)
 • Total26,064[1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

There are several historical buildings in Boshrouyeh and its surroundings. Based on historical books, the city has existed for at least for 700 years. Some of the most famous buildings are:

  • Qale’ye Dokhtar (Girl's Castle): This citadel is located on top of a mountain in the west of the city. It has been reported that this huge and ancient building is a state edifice from the period of Ismaili governance in this region.
  • Hosseinieh Haj Ali Ashraf: This building has Indian architectural features and is used for “religious mourning rites” during the month of Muharram.
  • Masjed Miandeh (City-Center Mosque): This a state edifice from the period of Ismaili governance.

The mosque dates back to 400 years.[citation needed]

  • Saray-e Serke: This ancient and simple house is well known and used for holding religious mourning ceremonies.[citation needed]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b تعداد جمعیت و خانوار به تفکیک تقسیمات کشوری براساس سرشماری عمومی نفوس و مسکن سال ۱۳۹۵ (in Persian). Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  2. ^ بخش بشرويه به شهرستان ارتقا يافت (in Persian). Fars News Agency ‌. 12 November 2008. Retrieved 4 January 2009.

Coordinates: 33°51′45″N 57°25′08″E / 33.862391°N 57.418929°E / 33.862391; 57.418929