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For the administrative subdivision, see Marivan County. For the village in Kermanshah Province, see Marivan, Kermanshah.
Location in Iran
Location in Iran
Coordinates: 35°31′37″N 46°10′35″E / 35.52694°N 46.17639°E / 35.52694; 46.17639Coordinates: 35°31′37″N 46°10′35″E / 35.52694°N 46.17639°E / 35.52694; 46.17639
Country  Iran
Province Kurdistan
County Marivan
Bakhsh Central
Founded 1950s
Elevation 1,310 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 91,664
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) (+98)875
Website Mariwan Municipality

Mariwan (Persian: مريوان‎‎, About this sound (listen) ; Kurdish: مەریوان‎, Merîwan; also Romanized as Persian pronunciation Marīvān) also known as Qal‘eh-ye Marīvān - "Fort Marivan"; formerly, Dezhe Shahpur (Persian: دِژ شاهپور), also Romanized as Dezhe Shāhpūr and Dezhe Shapoor)[1] is a city in and capital of Marivan County, Kurdistan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 91,664, in 22,440 families.[2] Before the foundation of the city in 1950s, Marîwan was the name of the region[citation needed].

Marivan lies close to the border of Iran-Iraq (Iraqi Kurdistan). Because of official border market of Bashmaq which is between Kurdish region of Iraq and Iran, Marivan serves a destination for shoppers in neighbor provinces.

Lake Zarivar lies in the west of Marivan. Because of beautiful and preserved nature of Marivan, it has been always one of the most attractive places for tourist both in local and global scales.

The native language of the city is the central dialect of Kurdish (Sorani) with a minority of Hawrami dialect. The religion of the people is Shafi'i Sunni.


  1. ^ Marivan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3074138" 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. 

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