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Bastam District
Bastam District ( fa, بخش بسطام) is a district ( bakhsh) in Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 37,635, in 10,380 families. The District has three cities: Bastam, Mojen, and Kalateh Khij. The District has two rural district Rural districts were a type of local government area – now superseded – established at the end of the 19th century in England, Wales, and Ireland for the administration of predominantly rural areas at a level lower than that of the ...s (''dehestan''): Kalat-e Hay-ye Gharbi Rural District and Kharqan Rural District. References Districts of Semnan Province Shahrud County {{Shahrud-geo-stub ...
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Bakhsh
A ( fa, بخش, also romanized as ) is a third-level administrative division Administrative division, administrative unit,Article 3(1). country subdivision, administrative region, subnational entity, constituent state, as well as many similar terms, are generic names for geographical areas into which a particular, ind ... of Iran. While sometimes translated as "county," it is more accurately translated as "district," similar to a township in the United States or a district of England. In Iran, the provinces (first-level divisions) (استان, ''ostān'') consist of several counties (second-level divisions) (شهرستان, ''shahrestān''), and the counties consist of one or more districts (third-level divisions) (بخش, ''bakhsh''). A district consists of a combination of cities (شهر ''shahr'') and rural districts (دهستان, ''dehestān'') (fourth-level divisions). The official governor of a district is called a ''bakhshdar'', the head of the ''bakhshda ...
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Shahrud County
Shahrud County ( fa, شهرستان شاهرود) is located in Semnan province, Iran. The capital of the county is Shahrud. At the 2006 census, the county's population (including those portions of the county later split off in 2011 to form Meyami CountyOfficial government announcement
) was 225,007, in 62,196 households. Retrieved 7 November 2022 The following census in 2011 counted 238,830 people, in 70,598 households. At the 2016 census, the county's population was 218,628, in 69,723 households.


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Notable natives and residents

* Bayazid Bastami, 9th century Sufi *
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Iran
Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Turkmenistan to the north, by Afghanistan and Pakistan to the east, and by the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf to the south. It covers an area of , making it the 17th-largest country. Iran has a population of 86 million, making it the 17th-most populous country in the world, and the second-largest in the Middle East. Its largest cities, in descending order, are the capital Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz, and Tabriz. The country is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. It was first unified by the Medes, an ancient Iranian people, in the seventh century BC, and reached its territorial height in the sixth century BC, when Cyrus the Gre ...
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Bastam
Bastam ( fa, بسطام, also romanized as Basṭām; also known as Busṭām and Bisṭām) is a city in and capital of the Bastam District of Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,382, in 1,997 families. Bastam was founded in the 6th century in the Greater Khorasan. It is north of Shahrud. The town is known for its Islamic monuments from the Ilkhanid period and its association with the mystic Bayazid Bastami. The Alborz are to the north of the town. The 19th-century poet, Abbas Foroughi Bastami, lived in Bastam for a time and thence acquired its name as his own. The early Bábí leader and martyr Mullá ʻAlíy-i-Bastámí was also raised in Bastam, and was a significant figure in the Shaykhi movement and later became the first person known to have died for their allegiance to Bábism. A tradition says that the town was founded by Vistahm, uncle of the Sasanian king Khosrau II. The historical town of Bastam embraces the holy ...
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Mojen
Mojen ( fa, مجن) is a city in Bastam District, Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Tur .... At the 2006 census, its population was 5,526, in 1,554 families. References Populated places in Shahrud County Cities in Semnan Province {{Shahrud-geo-stub ...
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Kalateh Khij
Kalateh Khij ( fa, كلاته خيج, also Romanized as Kalāteh Khīj, Kalāteh-ye Khīj, and Kalāteh-i-Khīj; also known as Kalāteh Khonj) is a city in Bastam District, Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Tur .... At the 2006 census, its population was 5,335, in 1,447 families. References Populated places in Shahrud County Cities in Semnan Province {{Shahrud-geo-stub ...
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Rural Districts Of Iran
Dehestan ( fa, دهستان, lit=rural district, also Romanized as "dehestān") is a type of administrative division of Iran Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Tur .... It is above the village and under the bakhsh. , there were 2,400 dehestans in Iran. References Subdivisions of Iran Types of administrative division {{Iran-gov-stub ...
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Kalat-e Hay-ye Gharbi Rural District
Kalat-e Hay-ye Gharbi Rural District ( fa, دهستان كلاته هائ غربي) is a rural district (''dehestan'') in Bastam District, Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Tur .... At the 2006 census, its population was 3,456, in 976 families. The rural district has 4 villages. References Rural Districts of Semnan Province Shahrud County {{Shahrud-geo-stub ...
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Kharqan Rural District (Semnan Province)
Kharqan Rural District ( fa, دهستان خرقان) is a rural district (''dehestan'') in Bastam District, Shahrud County, Semnan Province, Iran Iran, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, and also called Persia, is a country located in Western Asia. It is bordered by Iraq and Turkey to the west, by Azerbaijan and Armenia to the northwest, by the Caspian Sea and Tur .... At the 2006 census, its population was 15,936, in 4,406 families. The rural district has 43 villages. Famous natives * Abu al-Hassan al-Kharaqani References Rural Districts of Semnan Province Shahrud County {{Shahrud-geo-stub ...
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Districts Of Semnan Province
A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions or counties, several municipalities, subdivisions of municipalities, school district, or political district. By country/region Afghanistan In Afghanistan, a district ( Persian ps, ولسوالۍ ) is a subdivision of a province. There are almost 400 districts in the country. Australia Electoral districts are used in state elections. Districts were also used in several states as cadastral units for land titles. Some were used as squatting districts. New South Wales had several different types of districts used in the 21st century. Austria In Austria, the word is used with different meanings in three different contexts: * Some of the tasks of the administrative branch of the national and regional governments are fulfilled by the 95 district administrative offices (). The area ...
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