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Bam (Persian: بم), pronounced [bæm], is a city in southern Iran, in Kerman province, south of Kerman city and north of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. It is around 1100 metres above sea level. Bam is built around the ancient fortress of Arg-é Bam, an extensive adobe structure which has guarded the Silk Road for over 2000 years.

The modern city of Bam, which surrounds the citadel, has a population of around 78,400 (this number is very uncertain,

Bam history

There are various opinions about the date and reasons for the foundation of the citadel. Some people believe that Bam city was founded during the empire of Parts, a very powerful Persian empire, and flourished in the 10th century. Economically and commercially, Bam occupied a very important place in the region and the majority of its textiles and clothes enjoyed great fame. Ibne-Haugal (943-977), the Arab traveller and geographer, wrote of Bam in his book Surat-ol-arz (The Earth-figure):

The ancient citadel of Arg-é Bam probably has a history dating back around 2,500 years to the Parthian period, but most buildings were built during Iran's Safavid dynasty. The city was largely abandoned due to an Afghan invasion in 1722, which overcame a weak Iranian government and ended Safavid rule. Subsequently, after the city had gradually been re-settled, it was abandoned a second time due to an attack by invaders from Shiraz. It was also used for a time as an army barracks.

The modern city of Bam was established considerably later than the old citadel. It has gradually developed as an agricultural and industrial centre, and until the 2003 earthquake was experiencing rapid growth. In particular, the city is known for its dates and citrus fruit. The city also benefited from tourism, with an increasing number of people visiting the ancient citadel in recent years. Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, former President of Iran, was born in Bam. His influence is sometimes credited for Bam's rapid development.

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