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Tabas is a city in and capital of Tabas County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 35,150, in 9,903 families.Tabas is located in central Iran, 950 kilometers southeast of Tehran, in South Khorasan Province. At first, it was part of the greater Khorasan province, but in 2001 it was annexed to Yazd Province. However, in 2013 it was returned to Khorasan and it became part of South Khorasan province. The name Khorasan means the land of the rising sun. There are two other places in Khorasan called Tabas, but the name Tabas usually refers to the city under discussion.It is a desert city with lots of date and citrus trees. It has a 300-year-old public garden, Operation Eagle ClawThe failed rescue American operation Operation Eagle Claw on 24–25 April 1980 to free American hostages in Tehran, occurred near Tabas. In Iran the operation is called amaliat tabas (Tabas operationTake a peek at our international travel planner: Tabas and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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