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Passargad

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Saadat Shahr is the capital of Pasargad county and the population according to a 2016 census was 30,118.

The city is located in the north east of Shiraz and the shortest way between Shiraz and Isfahan is by passing through Pasargad.
During the Achaemenid Empire, this ancient city was known as 'Kaminush', and during the Pahlavi dynasty it was known as 'Saadat Abad', then after the Islamic revolution it was known as 'Saadat Shahr' which means the city of prosperity.

The city is also home to the Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great. Cyrus was the founder of the Achaemenid Empire in 550 BC and references of him can be found in the Bible, Torah and Quran.

The temperatures in Pasargad vary from one extreme to the next with a min of -12 degrees to 40+ degrees.
Nomads have occupied this area for over 1000 years.

Tourist Attractions:

1) Pasargad Persian Garden and Cyrus the Great tomb -World Heritage site 550 BC.
2) Tangeh Bolaghi - Royal road made by the Achaemenids.
3) Tangeh Khosk - Achaemenid Bridge and Quarry.
4) Shah Abbas Caravanserai - From Saffavid Empire.
5) Shahid Babaei National Park.
6) Emam Zadeh and holy Shrines.