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Tomb of Sheikh Yoosof Sarvestani
Sarvestan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 29°16′25″N 53°13′13″E / 29.27361°N 53.22028°E / 29.27361; 53.22028Coordinates: 29°16′25″N 53°13′13″E / 29.27361°N 53.22028°E / 29.27361; 53.22028
Country Iran
1,557 m (5,108 ft)
(2016 Census)
 • Total18,187 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Area code(s)+98712522

Sarvestan (Persian: سروستانSarvestân, "land of cedars"; sarv "cedar" (cypress) + estan; also Romanized as Sarvestān and Sarvistān)[2] is a city and capital of Sarvestan County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,846, in 4,094 families.[3]

It is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) southeast of Shiraz, the capital of Fars province.

The majority of people in Sarvestan are Persians. Many tropical and sub-tropical plants are grown in Sarvestan (i.e. Wheat, Pistachios, Olive). The yoghurt of Sarvestan is very famous.[4]


Sarvestan's history goes back some 2600 years when the Achaemenids established the Persian Empire. The Sassanid monument of Sasanids' Palace (Kakhe Sasan) is located in south east of the city 90 km from Shiraz, experts believe the monument was constructed during the Sasanid dynastic era (224-651 A.D), and it was either a governing palace or a Zoroastrian temple, probably a fire temple. The monument was registered in Iran’s National Heritage list in 1956 but sadly the site in danger as the result of unprofessional restorations. Sarvestan is the birthplace of Sheikh Yusef Sarvestani, who was a moralist.


More of the county have gramineous vegetation and two types including tree and shrub.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Based on public census in 2006, about 76% of Sarvestanis are literate and 10.5% have academic educations. There are two major universities in the city:

  1. Islamic Azad University of Sarvestan
  2. Payame Noor University of Sarvestan


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  2. ^ Sarvestan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3083107" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
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