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Damavand is a city in and the capital of Damavand County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 56,315, in 11,279 families.Damavand is an ancient and historic city. The name Damavand appears in Sassanid texts, and Parthian remains have been found there. The city fell to Arab Muslim invaders in 651 CE. It is close to Iran's tallest peak Mount Damavand, which Ferdowsi mentions abundantly in the Shahnameh. The city has relatively cool weather year-round.Main sightsDamavand contains 37 historical tombs, 27 castle ruins, 23 traditional houses of architectural significance, 18 traditional bath houses, 6 caves, 5 historical bridges, 3 historical mosques, and 3 caravanserais.The main landmarks are the Friday Mosque and the Sheikh Shebli Mausoleum and Tower, dating to the Seljuq era.TransportationDamavand can be reached by road from Firuzkuh via Gilavand and from Haraz road, via Mosha.
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