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For the administrative subdivisions, see Kuhpayeh District and Kuhpayeh Rural District.
Kuhpayeh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 32°42′49″N 52°26′23″E / 32.71361°N 52.43972°E / 32.71361; 52.43972Coordinates: 32°42′49″N 52°26′23″E / 32.71361°N 52.43972°E / 32.71361; 52.43972
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Isfahan
Bakhsh Kuhpayeh
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,417
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Kuhpayeh (Persian: كوهپايه‎, also Romanized as Kūhpāyeh; also known as Kūh Pā and Qohpayeh)[1] is a city in and the capital of Kuhpayeh District, in Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,417, in 1,200 families.[2]

Kuhpayeh is a historic city that located in 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of Isfahan. This was the home of Soraya Manutchehri, whose death is recounted in a 1990 best selling novel and 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M.[3]

Kuhpayeh has a distinct dialect which belongs to the northwestern Iranian languages. [4] http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/kuhpaya-parent


  1. ^ Kuhpayeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "6013244" 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. ^ Soraya M., Stoned to Death for Being an "Inconvenient Wife''