Hajji Firuz, Iran

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Hajji Firuz
حاجي فيروز
Hajji Firuz is located in Iran
Hajji Firuz
Hajji Firuz
Coordinates: 36°59′39″N 45°28′10″E / 36.99417°N 45.46944°E / 36.99417; 45.46944Coordinates: 36°59′39″N 45°28′10″E / 36.99417°N 45.46944°E / 36.99417; 45.46944
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Naqadeh
Bakhsh Mohammadyar
Rural District Hasanlu
Population (2006)
 • Total 119
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Hajji Firuz or Ḩājjī Fīrūz (Persian: حاجي فيروز‎)[1] is a village in the Hasanlu Rural District of the Mohammadyar District of Naqadeh County in Iran's West Azerbaijan Province. At the 2006 census, its population was 119, living in 28 families.[2]

It is the site of the discovery of pots dating to c. 5000 BC containing remnants of a retsina,[3] the earliest-known evidence of wine cultivation outside Georgia.


  1. ^ Hajji Firuz can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "10065593" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Ellsworth, Amy (18 July 2012). "7,000 Year-old Wine Jar". Penn Museum.