Location of Malekan County in East Azerbaijan Province
|Bakhsh (Districts)||Central District, Leylan District|
|Time zone||IRST (UTC+3:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||IRDT (UTC+4:30)|
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Malekan County (Persian: شهرستان ملکان) is a county in East Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Malekan. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 100,366, in 24,823 families. The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Leylan District. The county has two cities: Malekan and Leylan.
The main business of its people is farming and producing fruit.
The word "Malekan" is derived from Malek/Kandi, "The village of the King". However, there are various theories pertaining to the origin of the name 'Malekan/Kandi' : The first theory tells "because the grounds are owned by "GAJAR" government the city has been named after the founder and the king of the government. The second theory holds that "because there have been several kings that have come and gone in the past ..." it has been named this way. The third and the last theory is that the name "Malek/Kandi" is derived from the name of a king named "Maleknia".
Honestly, Malekan doesn't have what it takes to be a beautiful city and neither does it have any kind of art to be worth watching or anything valuable that a foreigner would like to see. It really is a shame that a city of Malekan's calibre with the history and capacity that it has, doesn't have any landmarks or valuable spectacles; However, there are some honourable mentions such as "Girls Bridge" and "albilaghi".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.