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Abu ol Baq Destination Guide

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Abu ol Baq in the region of Semnān is a town in Iran - some 169 mi (or 273 km) East of Tehran, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Abu ol Baq is now 06:23 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Tehran" with an UTC offset of 3.5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tamuza, Shaman, Runjen, Musaabad, Hoseynabad or Narisham. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Qal'eh-ye Aqa Bala, Berom Qal'eh-ye Pa'in, Berom Qal'eh-ye Bala, Berom, Qal'eh-ye Bala and Damghan. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

Tarikhaneh Temple

The Tarikhaneh Temple, also called the Tarikhaneh Mosque, is a Sassanid-era monument located on the southern limit of the present day city of Damghan, Iran. This structure was initially used as a Zoroastrian Fire Temple during the Sassanid period, however, after the fall of the Sassanid Empire it was rebuilt and converted into a mosque in the 8th century. The monument is, thus, known as the oldest mosque in Iran.

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Located at 36.22, 54.38 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Fire temples, Mosques in Iran, Sassanid architecture, Semnan Province

856 Damghan earthquake

The 856 Damghan Earthquake or the 856 Qumis earthquake occurred on 22 December, 856 AD. The earthquake had an estimated magnitude of 7.9, and a maximum intensity of X (intense) on the Mercalli intensity scale. The meizoseismal area (area of maximum damage) extended for about 350 kilometres along the southern edge of the eastern Alborz mountains of present-day Iran including parts of Tabaristan and Gorgan.

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Located at 36.22, 54.38 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:856, 9th century in Asia, 9th-century earthquakes, Earthquakes in Iran, History of Semnan Province


Abdia is a village in the country of Shahrestan, in the Semnan Province of Iran. The village is on the outskirts of the central city Damghan. The village has a subterranean water supply. The economy is based on agriculture and cattle. The old name of this village was watery. Watery is the name of the son of the Achaemenid kings who reigned for many years before the Damghan.

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Located at 36.22, 54.38 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Iran