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Qeydar from above
Qeydar from above
Qeydar is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°06′53″N 48°35′28″E / 36.11472°N 48.59111°E / 36.11472; 48.59111Coordinates: 36°06′53″N 48°35′28″E / 36.11472°N 48.59111°E / 36.11472; 48.59111
Country  Iran
Province Zanjan
County Khodabandeh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2011)
 • Total 30,251
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Qeydār (Persian: قيدار‎‎, also Romanized as Qīdar, Qidar; also known as Geydar, Ghaidar, Keydar, Kedar, Geydār Palnamnār, Ghaidar Paighambar, Keydar-Peygambar, and Qeydār Peyghāmbar)[1] is the capital of Khodabandeh County, Zanjan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 25,525, in 6,253 families.[2] The language people speak in their everyday life is Azerbaijani.Qeidar is also well-known for its agriculture. Khodabandeh county has been the birth-place of Sheikh Shahabaddin Sohravardi.

Tourist Attractions: The prophet Qeydar's tomb and Katale Khor cave are the most important tourist attractions of Khodabandeh County.


  1. ^ Qeydar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3080190" 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.