Climate : Warm
Darab County is a country in Fars Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Darab. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 172,938, in 39,955 families.
It has five hundred villages, and possesses a very hot climate, snow being rarely seen there in winter.Around Darab are a lot of villages such as Tizab, Nasravan, Barab.
Darab city have area of about 7,500 square kilometers and a height of 1180 meters. It produces fruits, cereals, cotton, and tobacco, ...see more while the lower areas are used for winter crops by the Baharlu tribe. There are also nearby salt mines which have long been utilized. The town Darab, the capital of the district, is situated in a very fertile plain, 140 mi. S.E. of Shiraz. It has a population (in 2000) of about 60,718 and extensive orchards of orange and lemon trees and immense plantations of date-palms. Major city products are wheat, citrus, cotton, maize and palm.
Darab city one of the oldest cities in Iran, and is even mentioned in the famous Persian epic Shahname by Ferdowsi.
Legend ascribes the foundation of the city to Darius, hence its name Darab-gerd ("Darius-fort"). In the neighborhood there are various remains of antiquity, the most important of which mi. S., is known as the Kalah i Dal-a, or citadel of Darius, and consists of a series of earthworks arranged in a circle round an isolated rock. Nothing, however, remains to fix the date or explain the history of the fortification. Another monument in the vicinity is a gigantic bas-relief, carved on the vertical face of a rock, representing the victory of the Sassanian Shapur I (Sapor) of Persia over the Roman emperor Valerian, A.D. 260.