Gilan-e Gharb

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For the administrative subdivision, see Gilan-e Gharb County.
Gilan-e Gharb
Gilan-e Gharb is located in Iran
Gilan-e Gharb
Gilan-e Gharb
Coordinates: 34°08′32″N 45°55′13″E / 34.14222°N 45.92028°E / 34.14222; 45.92028Coordinates: 34°08′32″N 45°55′13″E / 34.14222°N 45.92028°E / 34.14222; 45.92028
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
County Gilan-e Gharb
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 810 m (2,660 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 19,431
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 0835

Gilan-e Gharb (Persian: گيلانغرب‎; also Romanized as Gīlān-e Gharb; also known as Gīlān)[1] is the capital city of Gilan-e Gharb County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 19,431, in 4,620 families.[2]


The city is populated by Kalhor Kurds and are Shia Muslim. It is considered by many to be the literary center of the Southern Kurdish dialect. It has fostered many artists, poets, actors, and intellectuals.


Gilan-e Gharb has the typical continentally-influenced Mediterranean climate of western Iran.


The economy of Gilan-e Gharb is largely based on agriculture.


  1. ^ Gilan-e Gharb can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3064347" 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.