Shiraz All About Shiraz

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Fars Province
The province of Fars, in southwestern Iran near the Persian Gulf, has played such a major role in the country's ancient history that it is considered the centre of Iranian identity. It is this province that gave its name to the Persian language spoken today, Farsi.
In the first millennium BC, when the Persian lndo-European tribes arrived in Iran after a long migration from the Caucasus they settled in the Bakhtiari Mountains, to the northeast of present-day Fars, in a region then known as Parsumash. King Teispes (675-640 BC)  
History of Shiraz
The city of Shiraz, Iran is more than 4000 years old.
Shiraz lies in Fars Province, a central area for Persian civilisation. The massive ruins of the Persian Empire's grand palace Persepolis, about 2500 years old,
Shiraz Briefly 
To an Iranian, the very mention of the name of Shiraz will evoke an elegy to a unique sophistication, an art of living present nowhere else in the world, the product of an ancient and learned civilization. Shiraz is an opulent oasis of greenery and culture in an otherwise barren landscape; it is the town of roses, of nightingales, of love and, at one time, of wine. But above all, Shiraz is the town of poetry of Saadi and of Hafez.

Shiraz during various ages subsequent to Islam
Shiráz has passed through a variety of experiences in the course of the fourteen centuries that have elapsed since the coming of Islam.
There were six periods, during which Shiráz was ruled by local princes, and by learned and influential kings, when she flourished and grew in size and importance, nourishing men of note and calture, whose fame is world-wide. Bearing in mind the scope of this book, we give a brief description of these significant periods in her history.

Shiraz Geographical Position

The Fars Province with an area of 122,400 sq. km. is located to the south of Esfahan Province. In 1996, this province had a population of 3.8 million people out of which 42% resided in rural areas and the rest were urban settlers.

Shiraz climate

Shiraz’s climate has distinct seasons, and is overall classed as a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen: BSh), though it is only a little short of a hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Csa). Summers are hot, with a July average high of 37.8 °C (100.0 °F). Winters are cool, with average low temperatures below freezing in December and January.

Shiraz Get in / Around
By plane
By bus
By Train



Excursions from Shiraz   
The road which leaves Shiraz towards Bandar-e Bushehr, on the Persian Gulf, and Ahvz in Khuzestan, passes by the site of Bishapur, known for its bas-reliefs and the ruins of a Sassanian city. The trip through some superb mountain scenery with grandiose gorges and wooded valleys can easily be done as a days excursion from Shiraz (130 kilometres or 81 miles  one way).

Shiraz University
Shiraz University , formerly known as Pahlavi University, is a public university located in Shiraz, Iran. It is one of the major universities of Iran. Shiraz University has always ranked as Top 5 among Iranian universities and is well respected in Iran.
With more than 25 malls and 10 bazaars, Shiraz is known as the easiest place for shopping in Iran and the Middle East.
The Persian Gulf Complex, located at the north end of the city, is the largest mall in the world in terms of the number of shops.





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