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Torbat-e Heydariyeh
Persian: turbat-e heydariyeh

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Torbat-e Heydariyeh

Torbat-e Heydariyeh, Iran
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City in northeastern Iran with 140,000 inhabitants (2009 estimate), in the Razavi Khorasan province.
The name means "Burial place of Heydar"; refecting Qotboddin Heydar, a Sufi mystic. The previous name was Zaveh. In the 19th century it was called Torbat-e Ishaq Khan.
The region is among richest in the world in producing saffron.

By Tore Kjeilen