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University  Islamic Azad University of Bojnourd
Area  36 km2
Mayor  Keyvan Dejhout
Population  176,726 (2006)

Bojnord (Persian: ??????) (also spelled Bojnurd, Bujnurd, Bojnoord, or Bujnurd.) is the capital city of North Khorasan province, Iran. It is about 701 km (436 mi) from Tehran.


Map of Bojnord

The ancient city was situated on a hill northwest of the present city of Bojnurd called Sareban Mehalleh, also known as Sarvan Mahaleh by local people.

Maneh is a small sector in the northwest of Bojnurd city.

The city is quite famous for its multicultural background. Many people speak at least 2 different languages including Persian, Tati, Khorasani Turkic, Kurmanci Kurdish, and Turkmen. Intermarriage between said ethnic groups is common.

The city is famous for its Turkmen horses and professional horse training centers. People from all over the world often come over to visit these highlights.

Main sights

The city contains many historical and natural attractions, such as mineral water springs, small lakes, recreational areas, caves and protected regions, and various hiking areas. Most of the historical relics are from the Qajar era, as earthquakes continue to ravage older relics.

Some of the popular attractions of Bojnurd are:

  • Besh Qardash (five brothers) mineral spring
  • Baba Aman Spring and Jungle Park
  • Mufakham mirror house, built during the Qajar era
  • Mufakham Historical Hospital, built during the Qajar era
  • Mausoleum of Sultan Seyed Abbas (brother of Imam Reza)
  • Bazkhaneh valley
  • Ayyub mineral spring
  • Ruwin village
  • References

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