Oshnavieh County

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Oshnavieh County
شهرستان اشنویه
County
Counties of West Azerbaijan Province
Counties of West Azerbaijan Province
Location of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Location of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Coordinates: 37°03′N 45°05′E / 37.050°N 45.083°E / 37.050; 45.083Coordinates: 37°03′N 45°05′E / 37.050°N 45.083°E / 37.050; 45.083
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
Capital Oshnavieh
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Nalus District
Population (2006)
 • Total 63,798
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Oshnavieh County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9205904" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".

Oshnavieh (Persian: شهرستان اشنویه‎‎)(in local Kurdish: 'اشنۆ'شنۆ'شنه‌) is a county in West Azerbaijan Province, in northwestern Iran. It lies west of Lake Urmia about 1,300 metres above sea level. The capital of the county is Oshnavieh. It lies in the on border to the Kurdish provinces Iraq. The county is surrounded by huge mountains who keep the mild weather even under the summers. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 63,798, in 12,998 families.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Nalus District. The county has two cities: Oshnavieh and Nalus.

The population of Oshnavieh is Kurdish and most of them are Sunni Muslims.

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