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Fars (Originally Pars) is one of the 30 provinces and known as Cultural Capital of Iran. It is in the south of the country and its center is Shiraz. It has an area of 124,000 km² and constitutes 8.1 percent area of the whole country. The population of the province is estimated as 4.337 million people in 2010, constituting 6.1 percent of the nation crowd of which 61.2% were registered as urban dwellers, 38.1% villagers and 0.7% nomad tribes.
Fars is the original homeland of the Persian people. The native name of the Persian language is Farsi or Parsi. Persia and Persian both derive from the Hellenized form Persis of the root word Pars. The Old Persian word was Parsa. Fars has also been considered as 3rd shrine of Mohammad prophet lineage.... (Read More)


The ancient Persians were present in the region from about the 9th century BC, and became the rulers of a large empire under the Achaemenid dynasty in the 6th century BC. The ruins of Persepolis and Pasargadae, two of the four capitals of the Achaemenid ... (Read More)
Fars Today
Shiraz is known as the city of poets, gardens, nightingales and flowers. The crafts of Shiraz consist of inlaid work of triangular design; silver-ware ... (Read More)

Road and Transportation:
Shiraz Airport is the main international airport of the province and the second in the country. The cities of Lar and Lamerd also have airports linking them with Shiraz and Tehran and nearby Persian Gulf countries such as the UAE and Bahrain. Shiraz is along the .... (Read More)

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