Harsin County

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Harsin County
شهرستان هرسین
Counties of Kermanshah Province
Counties of Kermanshah Province
Location of Kermanshah Province in Iran
Location of Kermanshah Province in Iran
Coordinates: 34°20′N 47°30′E / 34.333°N 47.500°E / 34.333; 47.500Coordinates: 34°20′N 47°30′E / 34.333°N 47.500°E / 34.333; 47.500
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
Capital Harsin
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Bisotun District
Population (2006)
 • Total 90,452
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Harsin County (Persian: شهرستان هرسین‎‎) is a county in Kermanshah Province in western Iran, part of what is unofficially referred to as Iranian Kurdistan. The capital of the county is Harsin. The county is bounded to the north by Sahneh County, to the south by Khorramabad County in Lorestan Province, to the east by Nahavand County in Hamadan Province and to the west by Kermanshah County. The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Bisotun District. The county has two cities: Harsin and Bisotun. The town of Harsin is 44 kilometres (27 mi) east of Kermanshah, 1,570 metres (5,150 ft) above sea level.

At the 2006 census, the county's population was 90,452, in 20,788 families.[1] Its people speak the Laki dialect.

Attractions of the county include the Essaqwand Rock Tombs and the Behistun Inscription.


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