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Malayer is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°17′49″N 48°49′25″E / 34.29694°N 48.82361°E / 34.29694; 48.82361Coordinates: 34°17′49″N 48°49′25″E / 34.29694°N 48.82361°E / 34.29694; 48.82361
Country Iran
(2016 Census)
 • Total170,237 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Malayer (Persian: ملایر‎, ; formerly Dowlatabad (Persian: Doulatābād), also Romanized as Dowlatābād and Daūlatābād)[2] is a city and capital of Malayer County, Hamadan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 153,748, in 40,750 families.[3]

The second largest city of the province, Malayer has a reputation for rug weaving and has some popular parks. Malayer is located between Hamedan.


A mosque in Malayer.

One of the notable aspects of the city in the 1960s was a series of decorated horse and buggies.[citation needed] Any day of the week about twenty-five such horse and carriages were mostly parked in the town center with ready drivers to serve visitors and the locals. Destinations for such carriages included the City Park, called "Park-e Malyer". "Park-e Malayer", situated a couple of miles outside the city, contained a number of small lakes, vegetation, ducks, trees and shrubbery. Hamedan province is situated in a semi arid region. Thus "Park-e Malayer" with its natural environment and lush vegetation was an inviting environment in the region.[citation needed] During hot summers, people would spend some time in Malayer to enjoy the "Horse and Buggy" ride and rest at the park. People in Malayer speak the Central dialect of Luri, a language related to Persian.

"Park-e Malayer" has been named from tens years ago[when?] "Park e Seifieh" that refers to the name of a Ghajar prince (Seyfodoleh) who built the park around 75 years ago. He buried at a family tomb located near to the park.

During the Ottoman-Persian War, the valley near the city hosted the Battle of Malayer, a strategic victory for the Persians, and one of the first battles led by the conqueror Nader Shah.

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  2. ^ Malayer can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3073682" 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.

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