Buin Zahra County

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Buin Zahra County
شهرستان بوئین‌زهرا
County
Coordinates: 35°37′N 49°42′E / 35.617°N 49.700°E / 35.617; 49.700Coordinates: 35°37′N 49°42′E / 35.617°N 49.700°E / 35.617; 49.700
Country  Iran
Province Qazvin Province
Capital Buin Zahra
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Avaj District, Ramand District, Shal District, Abgarm District, Dashtabi District
Population (2006)
 • Total 153,873
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Buin Zahra County at GEOnet Names Server

Buin-Zahra County (Persian: شهرستان بوئین‌زهرا‎) is a county in Qazvin Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Buin Zahra. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 153,873, in 38,377 families.[1] The county consists of six districts: Avaj District, Ramand District, Shal District, the Central District, Abgarm District, and Dashtabi District. The county has seven cities: Buin Zahra, Abgarm, Ardak, Avaj, Danesfahan, Sagezabad, and Shal. Most people of Buin Zahra County are Tat and speak to Tati.

In popular culture[edit]

Jalal Al-e-Ahmad's monograph: "Tat people of Block-e-Zahra" provides detailed description of the region.

The Buin-Zahra is famous for pistachio, there is lots of pistachio garden in this area. The main street in capital(Buin-Zahra) is Vali Asr St.

Azad University of Buin-Zahra is also located in this city about 10 minutes from City Center.

One of the tourist attraction in this area is "Mehregan Town" which is located in north of Buin-Zahra, 14 minutes from Buin-Zahra Square.

Earthquakes[edit]

The area was devastateed by the 1962 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake and again by the 2002 Bou'in-Zahra earthquake.

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