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Zibad Rural District

Zibad Rural District

Zibad Rural District is a rural district (dehestan) in Kakhk District, Gonabad County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,747, in 1,721 families.[1] The rural district has 23 villages.
Zebad (Persian: زيبد‎, also romanized as Zībad)[2] a village was ratified as the center of Zibad Rural District, in 1945 by the parliament division regulation in the Kakhk District, Gonabad County, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. In past 50 years due to severe drought population has migrated to the cities At the 2006 census, its population was 4243, in 1701 families.[3][4]
Zibad, meaning beautiful, was a famous ancient place in Shahnameh. According to Shahnameh Ferdowsi (around 1000 AD), it was the place of a famous war called Davazdah Rokh(12 hero) between Iran and Turan. Zibad also has an ancient qanat that may be more than 1600 years old.

-"Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
- http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/0/sarshomari90/Files/ABADY-90/os09.xls

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