Gonabad is a town located in the plains some 1,091 km. from Tehran in KHORASAN RAZAVI Province. Mountain ranges stretch from the west to the east of this land. The city enjoys a warm climate. Gonabad is one of the ancient cities of Iran, the building of which dates back to the Achaemenian era. This city was a center of conflicts between the Safavid and Ozbekans, when the Safavid first came to power.
In the beginning of the 13th century AH, the Sheibani tribe, opponent to the Qajars, seized the place. So Gonabad suffered severe destruction but was reconstructed later. The historical sites prevailing date back to the 7th century AH.