Meymand (Persian: ميمند‎, also Romanized as Maimand;[2] also known as Meyman)[3] is a city and capital of Meymand District, in Firuzabad County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,615, in 2,138 families.[4]

Meymand
ميمند
City
میمند فارس.jpg
Meymand is located in Iran
Meymand
Meymand
Coordinates: 28°52′04″N 52°45′12″E / 28.86778°N 52.75333°E / 28.86778; 52.75333Coordinates: 28°52′04″N 52°45′12″E / 28.86778°N 52.75333°E / 28.86778; 52.75333
Country Iran
ProvinceFars
CountyFiruzabad
BakhshMeymand
Government
 • Shahrdar (Mayor)Ali Akbar Hassanzadeh
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Total10,120 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Area code(s)0713877

Meymand is located a few miles east of Firuzabad and about 70 miles (110 km) from Shiraz.[2] Its population is almost wholly occupied with the manufacture and sale of rose water, which is largely exported to many parts of Iran as well as to Arabia, India and Java.[2] Shafaq cave is located nearby. The district also produces great quantities of almonds.[2]

In 1961, Meymand became a city after consensus with the three villages of Meymand-e Sofla, Meymand-e Olya and Shabankareh.

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  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ a b c d Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Maimand" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 429.
  3. ^ Meymand can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3074824" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  4. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.