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For the administrative subdivisions, see Pishva County and Pishva Rural District.
Pishva is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°18′29″N 51°43′36″E / 35.30806°N 51.72667°E / 35.30806; 51.72667Coordinates: 35°18′29″N 51°43′36″E / 35.30806°N 51.72667°E / 35.30806; 51.72667
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Pishva
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 41,480
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Pishva (Persian: پيشوا‎, also Romanized as Pīshvā, Pīchvā, and Pīshvah; also known as Emāmzādeh Ja‘far and Pīshyān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Pishva County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 41,480, in 10,734 families.[2]

The older names of the city were Samenat and later Emamzadeh-Ja'far. The residents of Pishva are mainly Persian-speaking Shias and are predominantly descendants of the original residents of the Tehran and Ray area. Members of the Joneidi clan are the most prominent residents of the town. In Persian the word Pishva means Imam and leader and refers to the mausoleum of Imamzadeh Ja'far, who is considered the son of the seventh Shi'ite Imam, Imam Mousa Al-Kazim.


  1. ^ Pishva can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078421" 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.