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For the administrative subdivision, see Ravansar County.
Ravansar is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°42′55″N 46°39′12″E / 34.71528°N 46.65333°E / 34.71528; 46.65333Coordinates: 34°42′55″N 46°39′12″E / 34.71528°N 46.65333°E / 34.71528; 46.65333
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
County Ravansar
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 16,383
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Ravansar (Persian: روانسر‎‎; also Romanized as Ravānsar and Rawānsīr)[1] is a city in and the capital of Ravansar County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,383, in 3,838 families.[2]

Ravansar is an ancient city in the northwest of Kermanshah Province. Ravansar Spring is a huge karst spring located prominently in the city of Ravansar. The area around Ravansar is karstified, the karst ground water emerges in various springs like homonymous Ravansar Spring, which are very important for the supply of drinking water and as the main source of Qara Su River.

A general view of Rawansar and its spring in 2017


  1. ^ Ravansar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3080921" 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. 
  • Taheri, K (2000). taheri.kamal, ed. Essays on the Archaeology, Geology, Geography, and Culture of Rawansar Area. Kermanshah: Taq-e Bostan Publications. ISBN 964-5551-79-X. 

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