Avazabad Destination Guide
Delve into Avazabad in Iran!
Avazabad in the region of Semnān is a place located in Iran - some 158 mi (or 255 km) East of Tehran, the country's capital.
Local time in Avazabad is now 02:35 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Tehran" with an UTC offset of 3.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Zeynalabad, Sa'idabad, Moradabad, Baqerabad, Asiab or Isfahan. While being here, you might want to check out Baqerabad, Avazabad, Aliabad, Hajjiabad-e Razveh, Qodratabad and Aliabad-e Motalleb Khan as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Gerdkuh or Girdkūh, a.k.a. Dej-e Gonbadān (دژ گنبدان, "fortress of the domes") is one of the main Ismaili's Hashshashin fortress used by Hassan-i Sabah and conquered by Hulagu Khan later. Due to circular shape of mountain peak, it was named Gerdkuh, Gerd for "circular" (round) and kuh for "mountain". This shape made it very difficult to access by invaders.
Located at 36.11, 54.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
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.
Located at 36.11, 54.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
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.
Located at 36.11, 54.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
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.
Located at 36.11, 54.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Saddarvazeh or Hecatompylos was an ancient city in west Khurasan, Iran, which was the capital of the Parthian Arsacid dynasty by 200 BCE. The Greek name Hekatompylos means "one hundred gates" and the Persian term has the same meaning. But the title was commonly used for cities which had more than the traditional four gates. It may be understood better as the "Many Gated". Alexander the Great stopped here in the summer of 330 BCE and it became part of the Seleucid Empire after Alexander's death.
Located at 36.11, 54.2 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
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