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: 2009 05 05 the-great-big-eurovision-experiment-2009-azerbaijan The Great Big Eurovision Experiment 2009 – Azerbaijan Consequently his family moved to Malmö, Sweden. He resides in Malmö when he is not on tour and considers it his hometown. Khonj is located south of Shiraz. Its history goes back to 2000 years and were known to be the followers of Zoroastrianism. Khonjis refer to themselves as Khodmooni, a term

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-lined tent city and the grandstand that the Shah had built," but was driven off by stone-throwing local residents. Sciolino, Elaine, ''Persian Mirrors,'' Touchstone, (2000), p.168 Following the Iranian Revolution in 1979, Reza Shah's mausoleum was destroyed under the direction of Hujjat al-Islam Sadeq Khalkhali, which was sanctioned by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Hajjaj had put more care and planning into this campaign than the first campaign ref

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hospitality at his home, the humanism based social environment of his birthplace Shiraz,having experienced at age 7 the unrest of 1953 Iranian coup d'etat and at age (16) the uprise of Ayatollahs in Opposition to the White Revolutionof Mohammad Reza Shah. In 1963 Sahraian left to Austria for further education. The seven wards of Stellenbosch-Banghoek, Bottelary, Devon Valley, Jonkershoek Valley, Papegaaiberg, Polkadraai Hills and Simonsberg-Stellenbosch are well known for their red wine production that demonstrate ''terroir'' distinction-particularly Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinotage and Shiraz. Simonsberg was the first wine ward to gain individual distinction. White wine production centres around Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc which are often blended together. The western reaches of Stellenbosch, such as Bottelary and near Elsenburg also include a sizeable portion of Chenin blanc plantings in areas rich in light, sandy soils. Cape port-style wine The South African wine industry has a long history of fortified wine production producing wines known colloquially as "Cape port" (though the term "Port (Port (wine))" is protected in the European Union to refer to only the wines from the Douro (Douro (wine)) region of Portugal (Portugal (wine))). These wines are made from a variety of grapes, such as Shiraz and Pinotage, as well as Portuguese varieties like Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Souzão and Fernão Pires. The minimum alcohol level for these wines must be 16.5–22%. The many styles of "Cape port" closely parallel their Portuguese counterparts and include: WikiPedia:Shiraz, Iran Commons:Category:Shiraz Dmoz:Regional Middle East Iran Localities Shiraz fa:شیراز

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, located at the north end of the city, is the largest mall in the world (List of largest shopping malls in the world) in terms of the number of shops. Iran to open 830m Fars Shopping Centre, Construction Weekly Online The Vakil Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the world, is located in the old city centre of Shiraz. Featuring beautiful courtyards, caravansarais

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to join the local social & welfare activities and have a close relationship with the influential ayatollahs. Within August 1941 to the first quarter of 1942, confiscation of the domestically produced grain and food supplyby allies and Categorical transport of Iranian domestic grainto the eastern front under US Army enforcement, has caused a perpetual shortages on wheat flour and food supply in Iran. In consequence, a widespread hunger followed

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''Muhammad Karim Khan, of the Zand clan of the Lur tribe, suc- ceeded in imposing his authority on parts of the defunct Safavid empire'', David Yeroushalmi, ''The Jews of Iran in The Nineteenth Century: Aspects of History, Community, and Culture'', BRILL, 2009, ISBN 9789004152885,

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, located at the north end of the city, is the largest mall in the world (List of largest shopping malls in the world) in terms of the number of shops. Iran to open 830m Fars Shopping Centre, Construction Weekly Online The Vakil Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the world, is located in the old city centre of Shiraz. Featuring beautiful courtyards, caravansarais

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"background:#DDDDDD" Shiraz Airport (Shiraz International Airport) T align center - The new mausoleum was begun in 1389. Timur imported builders from cities which he laid waste during his campaigns, including mosaic-workers from Shiraz and stonemasons and stucco-workers from Isfahan. The master builders were led by Khwaja Hosein Shirazi from Persia.

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" in Tabas, "Qavam House" or "Naranjestan-e Ghavam" in Shiraz, "Bagh-e Fin" outside of Kashan, Hafiz (Hafiz Shirazi)'s tomb garden in Shiraz, and the Eram Garden or "Bagh-e Eram" in Fars (Fars province). In general Persian rugs are classified based on their region of production including Feraghan (Kashan), Hamedan, Herat (Afghani (Afghan rug)), Herez (Heriz rug) (Azeri (Heris, East Azerbaijan)), Isfahan


image_size 400px image_caption image_seal Shiraz government logo.svg pushpin_map Iran pushpin_label_position pushpin_map_caption Location of Shiraz in Iran pushpin_mapsize coordinates_region IR subdivision_type Country subdivision_name Iran subdivision_type1 Province (Provinces of Iran) subdivision_name1 Fars (Fars Province) subdivision_type2 County (Counties of Iran) subdivision_name2 Shiraz (Shiraz County) subdivision_type3 Bakhsh subdivision_name3 Central (Central District (Shiraz County)) government_footnotes government_type leader_title Mayor leader_name Alireza Pakfetrat leader_title1 City council leader_name1 Gholam Mehdi Haghdel Mahmoudreza Taleban Zahra Yaghtin Fatemeh Hooshmand Ehsan Asnafi Bijan Zarei Ebrahim Sho'ara Ahmadreza Naghib Zadeh Mozaffar Mokhtari Shobeir Zare'e Khafri MohammadKazem Dastgheyb Zein Al Abedin Arab Mohammad Haghnegar established_title established_date area_magnitude unit_pref area_footnotes area_total_km2 240 area_land_km2 240 area_water_km2 0 area_total_sq_mi 86.487 area_land_sq_mi 86.487 area_water_sq_mi 0 area_water_percent 0 population_as_of 2009 population_footnotes population_note Population Data: 2006 Census was 1,214,808, in 315,725 families 2011 Municipality was 1,700,677 population_total 1,700,677 population_density_km2 3,609.8 population_density_sq_mi 9347.5 timezone IRST (Iran Standard Time) utc_offset +3:30 timezone_DST utc_offset_DST latd 29 latm 37 lats latNS N longd 52 longm 32 longs longEW E coordinates_display title elevation_footnotes tags-- elevation_m 1,500 elevation_ft 5,200 postal_code_type postal_code area_code 071 blank_name Routes blank_info '''Future''' 18px (File:Freeway in Iran.png) Shiraz-Isfahan Freeway blank_name Licence plate blank_info 63 website footnotes '''Shiraz''' ( ) is the sixth most populous city of Iran After Tehran, Mashhad, Esfahan, Tabriz and Karaj; in 2006 Shiraz had a total population of 1,214,808 and the capital of Fars Province. In 2009, the population of the city was 1,455,073. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Roodkhaneye Khoshk (Dry River) seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. It is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia.

The earliest reference to the city, as ''Tiraziš'', is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. Cameron, George G. ''Persepolis Treasury Tablets'', University of Chicago Press, 1948:115. In the 13th century, Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters, due to the encouragement of its ruler and the presence of many Persian scholars and artists. It was the capital of Persia (Achaemenid Empire) during the Zand dynasty from 1750 until 1781, as well as briefly during the Saffarid period (Saffarid). Two famous poets of Iran, Hafez and Saadi (Saadi Shirazi), are from Shiraz.

Shiraz is known as the city of poets, literature, wine and flowers. (Iran Chamber Society) "Shiraz" (php file); "Shiraz" It is also considered by many Iranians to be the city of gardens, due to the many gardens and fruit trees that can be seen in the city. Shiraz has had major Jewish and Christian communities. The crafts of Shiraz consist of inlaid mosaic work of triangular design; silver-ware; pile carpet-weaving and weaving of kilim, called ''gilim'' and ''jajim'' in the villages and among the tribes. Recently the city's first wind turbine has been installed above Babakoohi mountain near the city.

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