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Avaj is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°34′44″N 49°13′27″E / 35.57889°N 49.22417°E / 35.57889; 49.22417Coordinates: 35°34′44″N 49°13′27″E / 35.57889°N 49.22417°E / 35.57889; 49.22417
Country Iran
CountyAvaj County
 (2016 Census)
 • Total5,142 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IDST)
Avaj at GEOnet Names Server

Avaj (Persian: آوج‎, also Romanized as Avej; also known as Aveh)[2] is a city and capital of Avaj District, in Avaj County, Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 3,695, in 1,042 families.[3]

Avaj lies 130 miles (210 km) west of Tehran along Road 37, about 20 kilometres south by road from Abgarm. It is located in Qazvin province and has an estimated population of 3,600.[4] It lies in an agricultural area.[5] Avaj was near the epicenter of the 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake and thus was severely affected by it, with roughly half the town being razed.[4]


  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Avaj can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3054048" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ a b Hafesi, Parisa (2002-06-24). "Hundreds killed in Iran earthquake". Reuters. The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  5. ^ Ramazi, Hamidreza; Haghani, Reza (November 2006). "The 22 June 2002 Avaj, Iran, Earthquake: A Field Report". Seismological Research Letters. 77 (6): 723–730. doi:10.1785/gssrl.77.6.723. Retrieved 2008-06-20.