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Qir is located in Iran
Coordinates: 28°28′57″N 53°02′05″E / 28.48250°N 53.03472°E / 28.48250; 53.03472Coordinates: 28°28′57″N 53°02′05″E / 28.48250°N 53.03472°E / 28.48250; 53.03472
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Qir and Karzin
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 771 m (2,530 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,839
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Qir (Persian: قير‎‎, also Romanized as Qīr)[1] is a city in and the capital of Qir and Karzin County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,839, in 3,722 families.[2] It has an altitude of 771 metres (2,530 ft).[3]

On 10 April 1972, Qir was completely destroyed by a large earthquake, killing 3,399 people, two-thirds of the population at that time.[4]:128


  1. ^ Qir can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3080296" 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. 
  3. ^ Location of Qir - Falling Rain Genomics
  4. ^ Razani, R.; Lee K.L. (1973). The Engineering Aspects of the Qir Earthquake of 10 April 1972 in Southern Iran. National Academy of Sciences. p. 144. Retrieved 28 July 2012.