Mahabad county

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Mahabad County
شهرستان مهاباد
Location of Mahabad County in West Azerbaijan Province.
Location of Mahabad County in West Azerbaijan Province.
Coordinates: 36°46′N 45°44′E / 36.767°N 45.733°E / 36.767; 45.733Coordinates: 36°46′N 45°44′E / 36.767°N 45.733°E / 36.767; 45.733
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
Capital Mahabad
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Khalifan District
Population (2006)
 • Total 197,441
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Mahabad County (Persian: شهرستان مهاباد‎‎) is a county in West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Mahabad. Because of its strategic position and its proximity with the border the city is a stop for many travelers. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 197,441 (100,085 men and 97,358 women), in 42,493 families.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Khalifan District. The county has one city: Mahabad.

Administrative divisions[edit]

According to the national 2006 census, the county is divided as follows:



  • Mahabad
  • Khalifan

Rural Districts[edit]


The county, with an area of 2591 km², is approximatively located at 36°46'N,45°43'E. The climate is mountainous with cold winters and temperate summers. Mahabad river flows through the capital.

Two cities of Mukrian:

# City Population
1. Mahabad 180.000
2. Piranshahr 130.403