Mahabad & Piranshahr County
||This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Persian Wikipedia. (August 2009)|
Location of Mahabad County in West Azerbaijan Province.
|Bakhsh (Districts)||Central District, Khalifan District|
|Time zone||IRST (UTC+3:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||IRDT (UTC+4:30)|
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Mahabad County (Persian: شهرستان مهاباد) is a county in West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Mahabad. Because of its strategic position and its proximity with the border the city is a stop for many travelers. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 197,441 (100,085 men and 97,358 women), in 42,493 families. The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Khalifan District. The county has one city: Mahabad.
According to the national 2006 census, the county is divided as follows:
- Akhtachi-ye Gharbi Rural District, in Central District
- Mokriyan-e Gharbi Rural District, in Central District
- Mokriyan-e Sharqi Rural District, in Central District
- Kani Bazar Rural District, in Khalifan District
- Mangur-e Sharqi Rural District, in Khalifan District
The county, with an area of 2591 km², is approximatively located at 36°46'N,45°43'E. The climate is mountainous with cold winters and temperate summers. Mahabad river flows through the capital.
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
- اطلس گیتاشناسی استانهای ایران [Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran] (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran)
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