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Kashmar (Persian:کاشمر) is a city located near the river Sish Taraz in the western part of the Khorassan province, and 217 kilometers south of the province's capital Mashhad, in Iran. Until two centuries ago, this city was named Torshiz (Persian:ترشیز). The population is stated by the government to be 180,000 though debatable as it is a seemingly smaller city. Khorasan (also spelled Khurasan and Khorassan; خراسان in Persian) is an area, located in eastern and northeastern Iran. ... Mashhad (also spelt Mashad, Persian: ‎ , literally the place of martyrdom) is the second largest city in Iran and one of the holiest cities in the Shia world. ...

There are two centers of higher education in this city, Payam-e-Noor University (a distant education system), and the Islamic Azad University of Kashmar.

The small city is a major producer of raisins and has about 40 types of grapes. It is also internationally recognised for exporting saffron, and hand-made Persian rugs. Raisins Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis lincecumii Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis... Binomial name Crocus sativus L. Saffron (IPA: ) is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the family Iridaceae. ... A traditional craftsman mending a rug in Isfahan. ...

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Coordinates: 36°24′N, 58°02′E Kashmar (Persian:کاشمر)is a city in Khorasan state and south of Mashad city. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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