Zozan
زوزن
village
Zozan is located in Iran
Zozan
Zozan
Coordinates: 34°21′07″N 59°52′17″E / 34.35194°N 59.87139°E / 34.35194; 59.87139Coordinates: 34°21′07″N 59°52′17″E / 34.35194°N 59.87139°E / 34.35194; 59.87139
Country Iran
ProvinceRazavi Khorasan
CountyKhaf
BakhshJolgeh Zozan
Rural DistrictZozan
Population (2006)
 • Total2,183
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Zozan at GEOnet Names Server

Zozan (Persian: زوزن‎; also Romanized as Zūzan and Rūzān)[1] is a village in Jolgeh Zozan District, Khaf County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,183, in 479 families.[2]

Zozan was the site of an ancient city. The historical city of Zozan (Zawzan) is located at a distance of 41 kilometers to the historical city of Khargard and is like a rectangular onion. Its ancient castle stands in the southern side and the chief mosque- belonging to Khwarazmi period with two-balconied plan- stands in the western side of the city.

This site is on the Iranian tentative list for UNESCO World Heritage nomination.[3]

Abu Sahl Zawzani, Persian statesman who served as the chief secretary of the Ghaznavids briefly in 1040, and later from 1041 to an unknown date was from Zozan.[4]

References

  1. ^ Zozan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3089621" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ zozan-Unesco liste
  4. ^ Bosworth 2001, pp. 578-583.