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 Kurdi-Xwarin or 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.