Dargaz County

Dargaz County (Persian: شهرستان درگز‎) is a county in Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Dargaz. Its prestigious ancient name of Abivard (the Apavartene in the works of the ancient geographers, Ptolemy and Strabo) was changed just a few years ago, believing wrongly that it is a later Arabic name.[citation needed] Apavarta simply meant "rosewater" in Parthian and Old Persian.

Dargaz County

شهرستان درگز
Location of Dargaz County in Razavi Khorasan province
Location of Dargaz County in Razavi Khorasan province
Location of Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran
Location of Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran
Coordinates: 37°20′N 59°05′E / 37.333°N 59.083°E / 37.333; 59.083Coordinates: 37°20′N 59°05′E / 37.333°N 59.083°E / 37.333; 59.083
Country Iran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan Province
CapitalDargaz
Bakhsh (Districts)Central District, Chapeshlu District, Lotfabad District, Now Khandan District
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total72,355
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Dargaz County at GEOnet Names Server

At the 2006 census, the county's population was 73,439, in 19,435 families.[2] The county has four districts: Central District, Chapeshlu District, Lotfabad District, and Now Khandan District. The county has four cities: Dargaz, Chapeshlu, Lotfabad, and Now Khandan.

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Citations
  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran.
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
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