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Quchan

For the administrative subdivision, see Quchan County. For the village in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, see Quchan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari. For the village in Kerman Province, see Quchan, Kerman.
Quchan
city
Quchan
Quchan

Coordinates: 37°06′22″N 58°30′34″E / 37.10611°N 58.50944°E / 37.10611; 58.50944Coordinates: 37°06′22″N 58°30′34″E / 37.10611°N 58.50944°E / 37.10611; 58.50944

Country  Iran
Province Razavi Khorasan
County Quchan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 96,953
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Quchan (Persian: قوچانQučān  pronounced [quˈtʃɑːn, ɢoˈtʃɒːn]; also Romanized as Qūchān, Quçan and Gochan)[1] is a city in and capital of Quchan County, in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. It is located due south of the border city of Ashgabat. At the 2006 census, its population was 96,953, in 25,066 families.[2]

Population

Quchan consists of three main ethnic groups: Persian, Kurdish, and Turkic.

Geography

Quchan is in the north-east of Iran in Razavi Khorasan Province at an elevation of 1,149 meters above sea level north of the Shah Jahan Mountains. It is located south of the border with Turkmenistan. Quchan is connected by road to Mashhad, 125 km southeast and Turkmenistan, 100 km north.

Quchan has suffered from many earthquakes, and the town was relocated about 10 km east of the original town in 1895 following its destruction in another earthquake.[3]

Economy

Grains and wine are among the district's produce.

college and university in quchan

quchan institute of engineering and technology

islamic azad university-quchan branch

Notable people

  • Kalimollah Tavahhodi

History

A devastating earthquake in 1893 killed 10,000 residents in Quchan. The U.S. press reported on January 28, 1894 that, "The bodies of ten thousand victims of the awful disaster have already been recovered. Fifty thousand cattle were destroyed at the same time. The once important and beautiful city of twenty thousand people is now only a scene of death, desolation, and terror."[1]

References

  1. ^
  2. The website about Quchan city

See also

Template:Quchan County

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