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City —
Merged into Arak
Karahrud is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°03′36″N 49°38′38″E / 34.06000°N 49.64389°E / 34.06000; 49.64389Coordinates: 34°03′36″N 49°38′38″E / 34.06000°N 49.64389°E / 34.06000; 49.64389
Country  Iran
Province Markazi
County Arak
Bakhsh Central
Merged into Arak as Arak Municipality District 4 April 6, 2013[1]
Population (2006)
 • Total 23,399
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Karahrud (Persian: كرهرود‎, also Romanized as Karahrūd and Karehrūd; also known as Kararūt and Qara Rūd)[2] was a city in the Central District of Arak County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 23,399, in 6,209 families.[3] The city was reorganized as part of Arak, becoming Arak Municipality district 4. It is the birthplace of Kurdish historian and prince of Bidlîs, Sharaf Khan Bidlisi (1543-ca. 1600).[4]


  1. ^ تصویب نامه در خصوص تقسیمات کشوری در استان مرکزی شماره۴۰۷۶/ت۴۸۶۸۶ک
  2. ^ Karahrud can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3069642" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  4. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/bedlisi-saraf-al-din-khan-b