Kuchesfahan

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For the administrative subdivision, see Kuchesfahan District.
Kuchesfahan
كوچصفهان
city
Kuchesfahan is located in Iran
Kuchesfahan
Kuchesfahan
Coordinates: 37°16′42″N 49°46′22″E / 37.27833°N 49.77278°E / 37.27833; 49.77278Coordinates: 37°16′42″N 49°46′22″E / 37.27833°N 49.77278°E / 37.27833; 49.77278
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Rasht
Bakhsh Kuchesfahan
Population (2006)
 • Total 8,351
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) +98-132

Kuchesfahan (Persian: كوچصفهان‎, [kuːtʃesfæˈhɑːn], Gilaki: Kochesfahan [kʊtʃesfəˈhən]; also Romanized as Kūcheşfahān and Kuch-i-Isfahān; also known as Bāzār Kūcheşfahān and Kushk-Isfagan)[1] is a city in and the capital of Kuchesfahan District, in Rasht County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,351, in 2,463 families.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Some etymologists believe that in the past, a number of people from Esfahān had migrated to this city, therefore it was named Kuch-e Esfahān. Kuch is the Persian (and Gileki) for migration, and Kuch-e Esfahān means The Esfahān Migration. Some other believe that in the Safavid era, when Esfahān was the capital of Iran, as Kuchesfahān was governmentally similar to Esfahān, people called it Kuche Esfahān. Kuche is the Gileki for small, and Kuche Esfahān means The Small Esfahān.[3]

History[edit]

Kuchesfahān is a historical city dating back to the Sassanian era.[3] The most famous historical site of the city is the Murghāne Purt bridge. Also, there are some religious monuments in the city.[4]

Culture[edit]

Agriculture is the most popular job in the city and rice is its most important product. The people speak Gileki and Persian. Gile-mardi wrestling (local type of wrestling in Gilan) have been a popular sport in the past.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kuchesfahan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3072243" 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. ^ a b c کوچصفهان. (2008, June 23). In Wikipedia (Persian), The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17:15, June 27, 2008, from http://fa.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%DA%A9%D9%88%DA%86%D8%B5%D9%81%D9%87%D8%A7%D9%86&oldid=1272840
  4. ^ هم اندیشی متخصصین و مهندسان گیلانی