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Nishapur County (Persian: شهرستان نیشابور‎, Šahrestâne Nišâpur) is a county in Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Nishapur. At the 2011 census, its population was 433,104, in 118,214 families; excluding those portions.[1]

Nishapur County

Nüşadür شهرستان نیشابور
Mount Binalud, located within the county.
Mount Binalud, located within the county.
Razavi Khorasan counties
Razavi Khorasan counties
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
CapitalNishapur
Bakhsh (Districts)Central District, Sarvelayat District, Zeberkhan District, Miyan Jolgeh District
Government
 • Farman darMozaffari , qolam hossein
Population
 (2011)
 • Total433,104
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Nishapur County at GEOnet Names Server

The county includes the following four districts: Central District, Sarvelayat District, Zeberkhan District, and Miyan Jolgeh District.

The county has six cities: Chekneh, Kharv, Darrud, Eshqabad, Qadamgah, Nishapur & Bar.

Nishapur massacre by the MongolsEdit

The Nishapur massacre by the Mongols took place at Nishapur in April 1221. The Mongol armies of Genghis Khan massacred the entire population of the area, which some estimates put at 1,747,000 citizens.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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