Poldasht County

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Poldasht County
شهرستان پلدشت
County
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
Capital Poldasht
Population (2006)
 • Total 38,586
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Poldasht county (Persian: شهرستان پلدشت‎‎) is a county (Shahrestan) in West Azerbaijan Province in north-western Iran.[1] Its capital is the city of Poldasht. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 38,586, in 8,758 families.[2] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Aras District.[3] The county has one city: Poldasht.

The historical Church of Saint Stephanos, in the village of Dare Sham, in the Gechlart area of Poldasht, draws tourists and the faithful from Iran and around the world. It was built in the Armenian style during the Safavid era.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ اطلس گیتاشناسی استان‌های ایران (Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran) (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran)
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Iranian National Committee for Standardization of Geographical Names website (Persian)
  4. ^ "Iran: Iranian Monuments: Church of Saint Stephanos" Iran Chamber Society

Coordinates: 39°21′N 45°04′E / 39.350°N 45.067°E / 39.350; 45.067