Nishapur County

Nishapur County or officially Romanized as Neyshabur County (Persian: شهرستان نیشابور, Šahrestâne Neyšhâbur) is a county in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. The capital city of this county is the city of Nishapur which is the second largest city in the province and the third largest city in Eastern Iran. According to a census conducted in 2011 by the government of Iran, its population was 433,104 which included 118,214 households.[2]

Nishapur county
شهرستان نیشابور
Neyshabur county
Mount Binalud, located within the county.
Mount Binalud, located within the county.
Location of Neyshabur County in Razavi Khorasan province
Location of Neyshabur County in Razavi Khorasan province
Location of Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran
Location of Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran
Coordinates: 36°12′N 58°45′E / 36.200°N 58.750°E / 36.200; 58.750Coordinates: 36°12′N 58°45′E / 36.200°N 58.750°E / 36.200; 58.750
Country Iran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan Province
Named forShapur I
CapitalNishapur
Bakhsh (Districts)BakhshCentral District(Bakhsh), Sarvelayat District, Miyan Jolgeh District
Government
 • Farman dar (Governor)Mozaffari , qolam hossein
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total451,780
Demonym(s)Neyshaburi
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Websiteneyshabur.ir/home/
Nishapur County at GEOnet Names Server

The county of Nishapur comprises the following three districts (Bakhshs): the Central District, the Sarvelayat District, and the Miyan Jolgeh District. The cities of Nishapur, Chekneh, and Bar are within the boundaries of these districts.

The two counties of Firuzeh and Zeberkhan were previously a part (Bakhsh) of this county though now they have become independent counties.

Nishapur massacre by the MongolsEdit

The Nishapur massacre by the Mongols took place at Nishapur in the April of 1221. The Mongol armies of Genghis Khan massacred the entire population of the area, which some estimates put it at 1,747,000 citizens.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran.
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2016-10-06.
  3. ^ DEATH BY GOVERNMENT