Gilan-e Gharb

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For the administrative subdivision, see Gilan-e Gharb County.
Gilan-e Gharb
Gilan-e Gharb is located in Iran
Gilan-e Gharb
Gilan-e Gharb
Coordinates: 34°08′32″N 45°55′13″E / 34.14222°N 45.92028°E / 34.14222; 45.92028Coordinates: 34°08′32″N 45°55′13″E / 34.14222°N 45.92028°E / 34.14222; 45.92028
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
County Gilan-e Gharb
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 810 m (2,660 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 60,671
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 0834

Gilan-e Gharb (Persian: گيلانغرب‎; also Romanized as Gīlān-e Gharb; also known as Gīlān)[1] is the capital city of Gilan-e Gharb County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population of City was 41971 and population of County was 60671.


The city is populated by Kalhor Kurds and are Shia Muslim. It is considered by many to be the literary center of the Kurdi-Xwarin or Southern Kurdish dialect. It has fostered many artists, poets, actors, and intellectuals.


Gilan-e Gharb has the typical continentally-influenced Mediterranean climate of western Iran.


The economy of Gilan-e Gharb is largely based on agriculture.


  1. ^ Gilan-e Gharb can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3064347" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".