Sahand, Iran

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Sahand
سهند
city
Sahand is located in Iran
Sahand
Sahand
Coordinates: 37°56′41″N 46°07′18″E / 37.94472°N 46.12167°E / 37.94472; 46.12167Coordinates: 37°56′41″N 46°07′18″E / 37.94472°N 46.12167°E / 37.94472; 46.12167
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Osku
Bakhsh Central
Population (2011[1])
 • Total 24'704
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Website http://www.sahand-city.ir/

Sahand (Persian: سهند‎‎) is a city in the Central District of Osku County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. As per 2011 census, its population was 24,704, in 7,342 families.[2]

Sahand is a satellite city within 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Tabriz. It is designed to reside overflow of Tabriz metropolitan area's increasing population. The main campus of Sahand University of Technology is located in south-eastern part of the city.

Etymology[edit]

City's name comes from the name of Mount Sahand, which has the highest peak in East Azerbaijan province and the city is built on its foot hill.

History[edit]

The city officially gained the city title on 2008 after election for city council.

Academic[edit]

Sahand University of Technology one of Iran's most prestigious public engineering schools is located in South Eastern end of the city.

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