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Nazarlu is located in Iran
Coordinates: 38°10′47″N 45°54′45″E / 38.17972°N 45.91250°E / 38.17972; 45.91250Coordinates: 38°10′47″N 45°54′45″E / 38.17972°N 45.91250°E / 38.17972; 45.91250
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Shabestar
Bakhsh Sufian
Rural District Mishu-e Jonubi
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,984
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Nazarlu (Persian: نظرلو‎‎, also Romanized as Naz̧arlū and Nazarloo; also known as Nadar ‘Ali, Nadarlī, Nāder ‘Alī, and Nāderlī)[1] is a village in Mishu-e Jonubi Rural District, Sufian District, Shabestar County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,984, in 1,169 families.[2]

Nazarlu is the most populated village in the Sufian district.


Nazarlu has a Continental Mediterranean climate (Köppen: Csb), a variant of the Continental climate and Mediterranean climate.




Nazarloo was developed and turned to a big and flourished village during Qajar era. An old document from Iran’s National Library shows that Nazarloo was exchanged for 4 Other villages in Marand, by Haji Hoseinqoli Khan Nezam-o-Doleh Donbali governor of Tabriz city in that time. As is quoted from old residents of Nazarloo, there was a series of old houses and gardens around Nazarloo during Qajar era which had become abandoned and called Kode lands, so that old Nazarloo was limited to these lands, today’s Motahari St. in the east, and Seyedlar Alley in the north.This was so until a group of Tabrizi people came there in the mid 1330 (Hijri Shamsi) and made Koda a developed and prosperous land by digging wells that provided water supply. After a few years these lands were bought by Nazarloo’s people and joined to it. There were also two very old cemeteries in Nazarloo, one in Pir Moosa lands next to today’s medical center and another was located in today’s Shahid Madani Elementary school. In an astonishing story it is said that corps in the later one were buried over each other in the underground cellars. Among historical remains from Islamic era, there are two holy shrines called Emamzadehs in the west of Nazarloo and almost nothing is known about their death time and burial. There is also another holy shrine outside the village next to Nazarloo-Zinab way in Karemali lands, once it had a clay wall encircled it but today it is vanished and is under construction. Once there were two stone made rams beside the Eamazadehs next to today's Medical center and they may be traced back to Aq Qoyunluha and Qara Qoyunluha Dynasty since similar sculptures there can be found in their historical territory all over the country. Unfortunately, these stone rams were displaced and removed at once in the 70th Hijri Shamsi, as a matter of ignorance and theft. There can be found remains of an old mosque called Oba mosque outside Nazarloo’s residential area and it is said that it belonged to nomad people who lived in the neighborhood. Some people of Nazarloo said to immigrated from two old villages namely Sarabad and Kohneh Kand. According to rough estimations both villages were totally abandoned around 1300 Hijri Shamsi and then destroyed. Sarabad was located in farm lands between Nazarloo and Ziban village and Kohneh Kand(today there is a water well with exactly the same name) was located in the South of Nazarloo. An old notebook[3] from Qajar’s last years of ruling, which belonged to Nozhat-O-Doleh(Wife of Haji Hosen QoliKhan Nezam-O-Doleh) where her accountants and counselors kept yearly record of taxes of a few of her properties like villages including Nazarloo.


More than 70% of the population is educated and can speak in both Azerbaijani Turkish and Farsi-the official language of the country. Majority of the people believe in Islam and the Islamic Holidays specially ٍEid al-Fitr(ending of Holy Ramadan), Ghadir and Eid al-Azha(Ghurban) are celebrated. Official calendar is Shamsi Hijri calendar and the first days of spring called yil-Bayrami or Nowruz Bayrami is highly celebrated. There are many traditions from the past that are still alive in social and family relationships, marriage and Holidays. These traditions are rooted in the Azerbaijani-Turkish culture which are widely common in different areas of Azerbaijan.


  1. ^ Nazarlu can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3076761" 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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