Chahar Cheragh Square

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Chahar-cheragh Square at night

Chahar Cheragh or Chuar-chira Square (Kurdish: چوارچرا, Chwar Chira, Persian: میدان چهارچراغ‎) (meaning Square of the four candles), is a public square in the centre of the city of Mahabad.[1] It is now officially called Shahrdari Square (Municipality Square).

This square is one of the oldest places of Mahabad city.

At this place, the Russian-backed Qazi Muhammad proclaimed the Republic of Mahabad in 1946. Here, after restoring Iranian authority and chasing the Russian-backed elements away in 1947, Qazi Muhammad, and other political leaders of the Republic of Mahabad were executed by the Iranian state.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-11. Retrieved 2010-09-06.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 36°45′55″N 45°43′18″E / 36.76528°N 45.72167°E / 36.76528; 45.72167