Bardaskan (Persian: بردسكن; also Romanized as Badar Askān, Badr Eshkand, Bardāskan, Bardāskand, Bardeshkand, Bardeskan, and Būdraskān) is a city in and the capital of Bardaskan County, in Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 23,142, in 5,960 families.
Geographical position, weather, jobs, products and roadsEdit
Bardaskan is located in the Khorasan Razavi province at the margin of the north part of Namak Desert (salt desert).Its area is 8535 km2. Altitude of Bardaskan is 985 meter. The weather in the north part of Bardaskan is cold and in the south and central parts changes from semi dry to hot and dry.Annual raining average is 150 mm. Bardaskan`s temperature in the hottest summer day is nearly 45°C And in the coldest winter night is -5°C.There in not any permanent river in the Bardaskan but there are several seasonal rivers. Nowadays Bardaskan has 3 towns and 293 villages. Main jobs in Bardaskan are farming and animal husbandry. Staple crops in Bardaskan are wheat, barley, cotton cumin seed, and pistachio, Saffron, pomegranate, fig and grape products. Neighboring cities by the Bardaskan are Sabzevar city (in the North) Khalilabad (in the east) Tabas (in the south) and semnan (in the west).
Photos by Javad Yousefi, Farhad Abdollahi and Saeed Shafeeian.