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Country  Iran
Bakhsh  Central
Time zone  IRST (UTC+3:30)
Local time  Monday 11:17 AM
Area code  +98561523
County  Birjand
Rural District  Baqeran
Elevation  2,064 m
Population  757 (2006)
Province  South Khorasan Province
Weather  14°C, Wind W at 0 km/h, 16% Humidity

Khorashad (Persian: خراشاد‎‎, also Romanized as Khorāshād, Kharashad, and Khorshād) is a village in Baqeran Rural District, in the Central District of Birjand County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. Khorashad is known for its beautiful nature, its notable people and its handicraft. Traditional drapery of Khorashad, called to-baffi in local language, is one of the most important handicrafts of southern khorasan and it’s the only handicraft of the province. It has been nominated for registering in list of Tourism and Cultural Heritage Organization.

Map of Khorashad, South Khorasan Province, Iran

The historic name "khorashad" derives from the Pahlavi language word meaning "Sun".

Khorashad is 24 km (15 mi) southeast of Birjand in east of Iran. The village is 2,064 m (6,772 ft) above sea level. It situated in the Khorashad Valley in Bagheran Mountain Range. It has cold winters and cool summers.

At the 2006 census, its population was 757, in 232 families. The people of Khorashad are Persian and local language contains many words from the ancient Sassanid and Pahlavi languages.

Khorashad is the birthplace of the notables such as: Dr. Mohammad Ismail Rezvani (A professor of History in Iran), Dr. Mohammad Reza Hafeznia (Professor of Geopolitics in Tarbiat Modarres University), Mr. Morteza Hassanpour (The first man in nursing in Iran), Dr. Ghazanfar Forouzanfar (Director of City Council of Birjand), Dr. Homayun Hadavinia (The Professor of Kingston University), Dr. M. Khorashadizadeh (Director of Birjand University of Applied Science and Technology), and more than 60 professors and physicians in universities of Iran, the United States, and England.


Khorashad Wikipedia

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