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The Congregation mosque of Damavand, built in 1409CE, has traces of Sassanid architecture in it. An inscription with the name Ismail I Safavi can also be seen there.
The Congregation mosque of Damavand, built in 1409CE, has traces of Sassanid architecture in it. An inscription with the name Ismail I Safavi can also be seen there.
View of Damavand and the Alborz Mountains.
View of Damavand and the Alborz Mountains.
For Damavand Mountain, see Mount Damavand.

Damavand is a city in Tehran Province in Iran. It has a population of 90,000. Image File history File linksMetadata Masjed_jame_damavand. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Masjed_jame_damavand. ... Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate... Shah Ismail I, the founder of the Safavid State. ... Image File history File links Photo taken by Zereshk using the camera he bought for Sale at some store. ... Image File history File links Photo taken by Zereshk using the camera he bought for Sale at some store. ... Alborz Mountains Mount Damavand, Irans tallest mountain is located in Alborz mountain range. ... Mount Damāvand (In Persian: دماوند) also known as Donbavand, a dormant volcano, located in middle Alborz Range and adjacency of Vararoo , Sesang , Golezard and Mianrood, is the highest point in Iran (Persia) and is the highest peak in Middle East. ... Tehran province has been the seat of Irans capital, Tehran, since 1778. ...


Damavand is an ancient and historic city. The name Damavand appears in Sassanid texts (as Dunbawand), and Parthian remains have been found there. The city fell to Arab Muslim invaders in 651 CE. Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Turkish: Müslüman, Persian and Urdu: مسلمان, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of Islam. ...


It is close to Iran's tallest peak Mount Damavand, where Ferdowsi mentions abundantly in the shahnameh. Mount Damāvand (In Persian: دماوند) also known as Donbavand, a dormant volcano, located in middle Alborz Range and adjacency of Vararoo , Sesang , Golezard and Mianrood, is the highest point in Iran (Persia) and is the highest peak in Middle East. ... Ferdowsi Tousi (فردوسی طوسی in Persian) (more commonly transliterated Firdausi, Ferdosi or Ferdusi) (935–1020) is considered to be one of the greatest Persian poets to have ever lived. ... Shahnameh Scenes from the Shahnameh carved into reliefs at Tus, where Ferdowsi is buried. ...


The city has relatively cool weather year round.


Damavand is rich in historical heritage. It contains 37 historical tombs (Imamzadeh), 27 castle ruins, 23 traditional houses of architectural significance, 18 traditional bath houses, 6 caves, 5 historical bridges, 3 historical mosques, and 3 caravanserais. A caravanserai (also spelt caravansarai, caravansary Persian كاروانسرا, Turkish: kervansaray), means home or shelter for caravans (caravan meaning a group or convoy of soldiers, traders or pilgrims engaged in long distance travel). ...


Damavand country side includes: Oureh,Dashtehmazar,Ahmadabad,Cheshmeh Aalla, Mosha,Dashta, Rouhafza, Mahaleh-Darvish,Tizab,Tar Lake,Abesard,Gilavand.


Damavand's sights and entertainment :Ab-Ali Skiing slope is located in North-East of Mosha.From North of Mosha and Amamzadeh Hasham, there is the possibility of paragliding too. Oureh Dashtemazar, Cheshmeh Aalla and Mosha speak a kind of dialect of Mazandaran(Mazandarani). Mazandaran (Persian: مازندران) is a province in northern Iran, bordering the Caspian (Mazandaran) Sea in the north. ... Mazandarani or Tabari is an ancient Iranian language of the northwestern branch. ...


Damavand is the tallest mountain in Iran.The other name is "Danbavand".Its height is 5671(meters).It's located in Mazandaran province(and the nearest city to it is Larijan),Iran,Middle east,West Asia.It's 66 km far from Tehran(the capital)and it's a calm volcano. Access Roads:There two ways to get in Damavand From Firouzkooh Road via Gilavand loacated in South of Damavand and From Haraz road via Mosha located in North of Damavand.

Mount Damavand, 5610 m, the highest point in the Middle East, is located in Amol county, Mazandaran.
Mount Damavand, 5610 m, the highest point in the Middle East, is located in Amol county, Mazandaran.

Image File history File links Damavand2. ... Image File history File links Damavand2. ... Mount Damāvand (In Persian: دماوند) also known as Donbavand, a dormant volcano, located in middle Alborz Range and adjacency of Vararoo , Sesang , Golezard and Mianrood, is the highest point in Iran (Persia) and is the highest peak in Middle East. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Amol is a city in northern Iran, in the province of Mazandaran. ... Mazandaran (Persian: مازندران) is a province in northern Iran, bordering the Caspian (Mazandaran) Sea in the north. ...

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