Piranshahr

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For the administrative subdivision, see Piranshahr County.
Piranshahr
پيرانشهر
city
Piranshahr2014.jpg
Piranshahr is located in Iran
Piranshahr
Piranshahr
Coordinates: 36°41′40″N 45°08′30″E / 36.69444°N 45.14167°E / 36.69444; 45.14167Coordinates: 36°41′40″N 45°08′30″E / 36.69444°N 45.14167°E / 36.69444; 45.14167
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Piranshahr
Bakhsh Central
Population (2010)
 • Total 69.000
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Piranshahr (kurdish : پیرانشار Persian :پیرانشهر is a city located in West Azarbaijan Province in northwest Iran. The city is part of Mokrian region in southern parts of West Azerbaijan province.

The dominant majority of the city are Kurds and speak the Kurdish language with the Mokriani dialect.

The Persian language is the official language of Iran, and thus within the city of Piranshahr and surrounding communities every literate person in Piranshahr knows how to communicate in the Persian language.

Education[edit]

The main institutions of higher education in the area is Payame Noor University and Islamic Azad University.