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For the administrative subdivision, see Naqadeh County. For the village in East Azerbaijan Province, see Naqadeh, East Azerbaijan. For the village in Hamadan Province, see Naqadeh, Hamadan.
"Sulduz" redirects here. For the village in Miandoab County, see Sulduz, Miandoab.
"Solduz" redirects here. For the administrative subdivision, see Solduz Rural District.
Naqadeh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°57′19″N 45°23′17″E / 36.95528°N 45.38806°E / 36.95528; 45.38806Coordinates: 36°57′19″N 45°23′17″E / 36.95528°N 45.38806°E / 36.95528; 45.38806
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Naqadeh
Bakhsh mohammadyar Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 75,000
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Naqadeh, also known as "Nexede", Naghadeh, Naghdeh and Nagadeh (formerly known as "Sindus" (in Kurdish) and "Sulduz" (in Azeri); also Romanized as Sulduz, Solduz and Suldoz),[1] is a city in and the capital of Naqadeh County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 1996 census, its population was 110,257, in 20,781 families.

The city is located in the Gadar River valley, 23 kilometres (14 mi) south of Lake Urmia at an elevation of 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) above sea-level. The region's economy is based on agriculture, particularly the production of fruit, grain, and timber.

The town is inhabited mainly by Iranian Azerbaijanis and Qarapapaqs, the latter of whom were resettled from the Caucasus into the newly established borders of Persia/Iran after the loss of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Dagestan, and Armenia to neighboring Russia following the first and second Russo-Persian Wars of the (19th century).[2] The main religion of the area is Shia Islam, as with most of Iran. [3]



According the data supplied by the prefecture, 65 percent of the population of the city speak in Azerbaijani, the 35 percent speak in Kurdish.[4]


The regional economy greatly depends on agricultural products, and cattle and sheep are raised both for meat and for wool. Some of this production is exported. The region's farmers also raise apples, grapes, tomatoes, potatoes, onions, peas, and other fruits. The high farm production results from the fertile soil and the use of modern machinery and scientific farming methods.


  1. ^ Naqadeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3076454" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ Familiar Faces in Unfamiliar Places:Assyrians in the California Heartland 1911 - 2010, Arianne Ishaya
  3. ^ page 78 of Minorsky, V. (1957), "Mongol Place-Names in Mukri Kurdistan (Mongolica, 4)", Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 19 (1): 58–81, doi:10.1017/s0041977x00119202, ISSN 0041-977X 
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