Khurheh, Markazi

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For the administrative subdivision, see Khurheh Rural District.
Columns of Khurheh Fire temple
Columns of Khurheh Fire temple
Khurheh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°04′23″N 50°29′35″E / 34.07306°N 50.49306°E / 34.07306; 50.49306Coordinates: 34°04′23″N 50°29′35″E / 34.07306°N 50.49306°E / 34.07306; 50.49306
Country  Iran
Province Markazi
County Mahallat
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Khurheh
Population (2006)
 • Total 627
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Khurheh (Persian: خورهه‎‎, also Romanized as Khūrheh, Khoorheh, and Khvorheh; also known as Khowrhen, Khūra, Khūrreh, and Kūrheh)[1] is a village in Khurheh Rural District, in the Central District of Mahallat County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 627, in 224 families.[2]

The village is located 12 miles (19 km) north of Mahallat, Markazi Province of Iran, with historical buildings believed to be of Parthian period.[3] This site was first excavated by Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, on a treasure hunt. It also has an inscription on a rock that date to Seljuq Empire.[4]


  1. ^ Khurheh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071449" 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. ^ Kleiss, Wolfram. "COLUMNS". Encyclopedia Iranica. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 
  4. ^ Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran website(In Persian)