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Fereydunshahr is located in Iran
Coordinates: 32°56′28″N 50°07′16″E / 32.94111°N 50.12111°E / 32.94111; 50.12111Coordinates: 32°56′28″N 50°07′16″E / 32.94111°N 50.12111°E / 32.94111; 50.12111
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Fereydunshahr
Bakhsh Central
Elevation[1] 2,490 m (8,170 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,007
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
View of Fereydunshahr from the Moalem park
This means: Only God & The MotherLand

Fereydunshahr (Persian: فریدون‌شهر‎‎, Georgian: მარტყოფი "Martqopi")[2] is a city in and the capital of Fereydunshahr County, about 150 kilometres west of the city of Isfahan in the western part of Isfahan Province, Iran.[3] At the 2011 census, its population was 14,007, in 4,062 families.[4]

Fereydunshahr is situated inside the Zagros mountain range. It has one of the country's largest population of ethnic Georgians (ფერეიდნელი). People from Fereydunshahr speak a Georgian dialect along with Persian. The Georgian alphabet is also used.

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  1. ^ "Fereydunshahr, Iran Page" (online). Global Gazetteer Version 2.2. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Fereydunshahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3062938" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, 2001, Microsoft Corporation
  4. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2016-10-06. 
  • Muliani, S. (2001) Jaygah-e Gorjiha dar Tarikh va Farhang va Tamaddon-e Iran. Esfahan: Yekta [The Georgians’ position in the Iranian history and civilization].
  • Rahimi, M.M. (2001) Gorjiha-ye Iran; Fereydunshahr. Esfahan: Yekta [The Georgians of Iran; Fereydunshahr].
  • Sepiani, M. (1980) Iranian-e Gorji. Esfahan: Arash [Georgian Iranians].
  • Esfahan's tourist exhibition, mentions the Georgians from Fereydunshahr and Fereydan. The report of this exhibition is available in the web site of the Iranian Cultural Heritage News agency at: [1].
  • Saakashvili visited Fereydunshahr and put flowers on the graves of the Iranian Georgian martyrs' graves, showing respect towards this community [2].