Rey County

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Ray County
شهرستان ری
County
Ray County in Tehran Province
Ray County in Tehran Province
Coordinates: 35°23′N 51°20′E / 35.383°N 51.333°E / 35.383; 51.333Coordinates: 35°23′N 51°20′E / 35.383°N 51.333°E / 35.383; 51.333
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
Capital Ray
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Fashapuyeh District, Kahrizak District, Qaleh Now District
Area
 • Total 2,205.1 km2 (851.4 sq mi)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 349,700
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Rey County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9206109" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
Rey County Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
2006 297,711 —    
2011 319,305 +7.3%
2016 349,700 +9.5%
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Exluding areas part of the county during previous censuses

Ray County (Persian: شهرستان ری‎‎) is a county in Tehran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Ray, which is actually part of Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 292,016, in 71,711 families.[2] The county is subdivided into four districts: the Central District, Fashapuyeh District, Kahrizak District, and Qaleh Now District. The county has three cities: Hasanabad, Kahrizak, and Baqershahr.

Note on Spelling[edit]

According to the Iranian Chamber Society, the correct spelling of the city in both English and Persian is "Ray," (with an "a" vowel sound) though variations in spelling also exist.[3] The city university also uses the spelling "Ray" ("Azad University, Shahr-e-Ray")[4] as does the Encyclopædia Iranica published by Columbia University.[5]

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