Osku County

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Osku County

شهرستان اسکو
Location in East Azerbaijan Province
Location in East Azerbaijan Province
Location of East Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Location of East Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Coordinates: 37°54′N 46°07′E / 37.900°N 46.117°E / 37.900; 46.117Coordinates: 37°54′N 46°07′E / 37.900°N 46.117°E / 37.900; 46.117
Country Iran
ProvinceEast Azerbaijan
CapitalOsku
Bakhsh (Districts)Central District, Ilkhchi District
Population
 (2011)
 • Total98,988
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
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Osku County (Persian: شهرستان اسکو‎) is a county in East Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Osku. Kandovan, Osku Touristy village is one of its subdivisions. Hilleh Historical Village is another historical village near to the city which is currently abandoned. At the 2011 census, the county's population was 98,988, in 23,613 families.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Ilkhchi District. The county has three cities: Osku, Sahand, and Ilkhchi.

Osku is one of the oldest cities in East Azerbaijan and is obtained according to old books and is a like stepping into a time machine. The city is located on a hillside volcano and has many caves in the city. The inhabitants of Osku are Azerbaijan Turks, who have lived in the city for more than 100 years. The touristic attractions such Kandovan, Osku and natural landscapes etc make it pleasant enough for Tourism making Osku one of the touristic cities in Iran. It is one of the few cities in Iran where Batik printing centers still remain in operation. Now, Osku is known as the capital of Batik in Iran.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2016-10-06.