Kamyaran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Kamyaran County.
Kamyaran
كامياران
city
Kamyaran is located in Iran
Kamyaran
Kamyaran
Coordinates: 34°47′44″N 46°56′08″E / 34.79556°N 46.93556°E / 34.79556; 46.93556Coordinates: 34°47′44″N 46°56′08″E / 34.79556°N 46.93556°E / 34.79556; 46.93556
Country  Iran
Province Kurdistan
County Kamyaran
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 46,760
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Kamyaran (Persian: كامياران‎; Kurdish: کامیاران‎; also Romanized as Kāmyārān)[1] is a city in and capital of Kamyaran County, Kurdistan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 46,760, in 11,186 families.[2]

The city of Kamyaran is located at the south end of Kurdistan Province between two major kurdish cities Sanandaj and Kermanshah. The inhabitants of Kamyaran are Kurdish and mainly follow the Shafi'i school of Sunni Islam; however there is a Shia minority as well as a few Jewish families in Kamyaran.

The population of Kamyaran tripled in a matter of two decades (1975-1995) due to mass immigration from nearby villages.

Tengiwer cuneiform inscription is located 45 Kilometers Northwest of Kamyaran. The inscription consists of 47 lines in cuneiform which had been carved in Assyrian. The inscription refers to the Sargon II, Assyrian King, on which his captures of Arpad, Simirra, Damacsus, Egypt and other countries have been inscribed. The inscription dates back to around the eighth century before Christ.[3]

Sarchi is the best region located at north of Kamyaran which has the joyful weather and nature for tourists.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamyaran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3069464" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (EXCEL) on 2011-11-11. 
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