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Country  Iran
Bakhsh  Sedeh
Time zone  IRST (UTC+3:30)
Local time  Monday 12:19 AM
County  Eqlid
Rural District  Aspas
Population  2,069 (2006)
Province  Fars Province
Aspas, Fars
Weather  2°C, Wind SE at 3 km/h, 61% Humidity

Aspas (Persian: اسپاس‎‎, also Romanized as Āspās and Āsopās; also known as Āsupās) is a village in Aspas Rural District, Sedeh District, Eqlid County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,069, in 481 families.

Map of Aspas, Fars Province, Iran

Aspas is in the Zagros mountain range at an altitude of 2362 m. It lies in the foothills above the Balengan valley between the Palangi range and the Abedīn range. Aspas means Strong Guard in Persian, and the village may have been named in honor of Aspas (Aspasia), the daughter of Artaxerxes II of Persia, who was also the commander of his secret police.

In Thomas Herbert's Travels in Persia: 1627-1629', he writes that in Aspas some 40,000 transplanted Christian Circassians and Georgians were living, as he was travelling through various regions of the Safavid Empire.

References

Aspas, Fars Wikipedia


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