Shiraz Named As Iran 2020 Book Capital

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 10:06

The city of Shiraz where is known as the “Cultural Capital” of Iran, also the hometown of Hafez and Sadi has been named as Iran’s 2020 Book Capital.

According to an ISCA report, among over 30 nominees, ncluding Urmia, Tabriz, Hamedan, Sabzevar, Bushehr, Babol, Bandar Abbas and Bojnurd, Shiraz was selected as Iran’s 2020 Book Capital.

The ministry picks Iran’s Book Capital every year in collaboration with several cultural organizations, including the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.

In addition, ten villages across the country including Zavarom in North Khorasan Province, Vadeqan in Isfahan Province, Seyyedabad in West Azarbaijan, Bonegaz in Bushehr Province and Alavieh in Fars Province were selected as Book Loving Villages of the Year.

Also Kheirabad in Kohkiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Khorshid in Mazandaran Province, Isin in Hormozgan Province, Seyyedshahab in Hamedan Province and Gerdkuh in Yazd Province were among the villages.

Yazd, the central Iranian city that is home to many magnificent historical mosques and ancient Zoroastrian fire temples, was Iran’s 2019 Book Capital.

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