Photos by Amir Hosein Heidari, ISNA
قلعه بيرجند، يادگاري از دوران صفوي
The Safavids were an Iranian Shia dynasty which ruled Persia from 1501/1502 to 1722. Safavids established the greatest Iranian empire since the Islamic conquest of Persia
Birjand is the
provincial capital of
province in eastern Iran. The city of Birjand had a population of 157848
people at the time of the last official census in 2006.
South Khorasan Province consists of 7 counties: Birjand, Ferdows, Qaen, Sarayan, Nehbandan, Darmian and Sarbisheh. South Khorasan is one the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004.
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