Amarlu District

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Amarlu District
Bakhsh
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Rudbar
Population (2011 Census)
 • Total 6,960[1]
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Amarlu District (Persian: بخش عمارلو‎‎) is a district (bakhsh) in Rudbar County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,970, in 2,350 families.[2] The District has one city: Jirandeh. The District has two rural districts (dehestan): Jirandeh Rural District and Kalisham Rural District. Most people of Amarlu District are Tat and they speak Tati.[3]

Natural geography[edit]

A mountainous region.

Tribes[edit]

There have been two important Kurmanj tribes in Gilan province: Rišvand (or Rašvand) and 'Amârlu (q.v.). According to Rabino, the Rišvand formed part of the Bâbân tribe of Solaymâniya and were moved to Gilân by Shah 'Abbâs I. Later, they were chased out of most of their choice pasturelands by the 'Amârlu, who were moved to Gilân from northwestern Persia by Nâder Shah (Rabino, 1916-17, pp. 260-61; tr., pp. 304-6). The Rišvand now live mostly in Qazvin province. The 'Amârlu occupy some fifty villages between Menjil and Pirâkuh in southeastern Gilân. (See Fortescue, pp. 319-20; Mardukh Kordestâni, I, pp. 100-1; Afšâr Sistâni, pp. 132-34.)

Flora[2][edit]

and grasses and herbs such as:

References[edit]

The countrysides of Amarlu Lilium ledebourii native of Damasch
* Damasch * Dosalan * Dosaladih * Gelatchalaki * Lavarbon *

Coordinates: 36°41′42″N 49°48′04″E / 36.6950°N 49.8010°E / 36.6950; 49.8010