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    A desert area NE Iran used as a base for an unsuccessful CIA operation in Iran. Tabas is located 1345 km from Tehran in Yazd province. It was conquered by Caliph Osman and near 1155 AD; it became a center for followers of Ismaili faith. It was attacked by Sultan Sanjar and destroyed by Uzbeks. Most of the ruins and remains belong to 12th century.Tabas was also stricken by a destructive earthquake on September 16, 1978 that left around 22000 dead. The earthquake was measured between 7.5 and 7.9 on the Richter scale. Since then, the city has been rebuilt with many new streets, parks and public buildings. (Wikipedia) - Tabas For other places with the same name, see Tabas (disambiguation). Tabas طبس Country Province County Bakhsh Elevation Population (2006)  • Total   Time zone  • Summer (DST)
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    Tabas
    Coordinates: 33°35′45″N 56°55′28″E / 33.59583°N 56.92444°E / 33.59583; 56.92444Coordinates: 33°35′45″N 56°55′28″E / 33.59583°N 56.92444°E / 33.59583; 56.92444
     Iran
    South Khorasan
    Tabas
    Central
    667 m (2,188 ft)
    30,681
    2006 Census
    IRST (UTC+3:30)
    IRDST (UTC+4:30)

    Tabas (Persian: طبس‎, also Romanized as Ţabas; formerly, Golshan or Gulshan) is a city in and capital of Tabas County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 30,681, in 7,962 families.

    Tabas is located in central Iran, 950 kilometers southeast of Tehran, in South Khorasan Province. At first, it was part of the greater Khorasan province, but in 2001 it was annexed to Yazd Province. However in 2013 it was returned to Khorasan and it became part of South Khorasan province. The name Khorasan means the land of the rising sun. There are two other places in Khorasan called Tabas, but the name Tabas usually refers to the city under discussion.

    It is a desert city with lots of date and citrus trees. It has a 300 years old public garden, (Baghe-golshan. There is also a shrine in Tabas that is visited every year by thousands of pilgrims. Tabas has two universities, with 2500 to 3500 students. The city has hot summers and people rarely see a winter snowfall.

    The people of Tabas speak a Khorasani dialect of Persian that sounds somewhat different from the standard Iranian version ("Tehran Persian").

    History

    The history of Tabas dates back to pre-Islamic times. It was an important outpost of the Sassanid empire and during the Arab invasion it was considered the gateway to Khorasan. It was spared when the Mongols attacked Iran. It had a local government incorporating not only Tabas, but also Ferdows and Gonabad. The failed rescue operation Operation Eagle Claw occurred near Tabas.

    Tabas was stricken by a destructive earthquake on September 16, 1978 that left around 22,000 dead. The earthquake was measured between 7.5 and 7.9 on the Richter scale. Since then, the city has been rebuilt with many new streets, parks and public buildings.

    Transport

    Multiple bus lines, a railroad station and an airport connect tabas to Mashhad, Yazd ,Tehran, Kerman and Birjand, the capital city of South Khorasan province.

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