Sarazm World Heritage Site

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Sarazm
Sarazm is located in Tajikistan
Sarazm
Location of the site in Tajikistan
LocationSughd Region, Tajikistan
RegionZarafshan Valley
Coordinates39°30′30″N 67°27′40″E / 39.50833°N 67.46111°E / 39.50833; 67.46111Coordinates: 39°30′30″N 67°27′40″E / 39.50833°N 67.46111°E / 39.50833; 67.46111
TypeSettlement
Site notes
ArchaeologistsA. Isakov, R. Besenval, B. Lyonnet
Official nameProto-urban Site of Sarazm
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, iii
Designated2010 (34th session)
Reference no.1141rev
RegionAsia-Pacific

Sarazm is an ancient town and also a jamoat in north-western Tajikistan. It dates back to the 4th millennium BCE and is today a UNESCO World Heritage site. The jamoat is part of the city of Panjakent in Sughd Region, and has a total population of 27,877 (2015).[1]

The archaeological site of the ancient city of Sarazm is located near Sohibnazar, a village situated on the left bank of the river Zeravshan, near the border with Uzbekistan.[2]

  1. ^ Jamoat-level basic indicators, United Nations Development Programme in Tajikistan, accessed 5 October 2020
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference :5 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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