Avajiq

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For the administrative subdivisions, see Avajiq-e Jonubi Rural District and Avajiq-e Shomali Rural District.
"Arab Dizaj" redirects here. For the nearby village of that name, see Arab Dizaji.
Avajiq
آواجيق
city
Avajiq is located in Iran
Avajiq
Avajiq
Coordinates: 39°18′50″N 44°09′53″E / 39.31389°N 44.16472°E / 39.31389; 44.16472Coordinates: 39°18′50″N 44°09′53″E / 39.31389°N 44.16472°E / 39.31389; 44.16472
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Chaldoran
Bakhsh Dashtaki
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,649
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Avajiq (Persian: آواجيق‎; Turkish: Avaciq; formerly, Arab Dizaj (Persian: عرب دیزج), also Romanized as ‘Arab Dīzaj, and ‘Arab-e Dīzaj; also known as Arāb Dizeh, ‘Arab-e Dīzehsī, and ‘Arab Dizehsī)[1] is a city in and the capital of Dashtaki District, in Chaldoran County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,649, in 377 families.[2] It lies near the Turkish border, some 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of Doğubeyazıt. It is the westernmost city in Iran.

Formerly it was the seat of the Persian "Warden of the Marches" for the Turkish border.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Avajiq can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3053496" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Browne, Edward Granville (1893) A year amongst the Persians; impressions as to the life, character, and thought of the people of Persia, received during twelve month's residence in that country in the years 1887-8 Adam and Charles Black, London, pp. 47-48, OCLC 1510179

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