Sanandaj

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For the administrative subdivision, see Sanandaj County.
Sanandaj
سنندج
سنە
Sine
City
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Official seal of Sanandaj
Seal
Sanandaj is located in Iran
Sanandaj
Sanandaj
Coordinates: 35°18′52″N 46°59′32″E / 35.31444°N 46.99222°E / 35.31444; 46.99222Coordinates: 35°18′52″N 46°59′32″E / 35.31444°N 46.99222°E / 35.31444; 46.99222
Country  Iran
Province Kurdistan
County Sanandaj
Bakhsh Central
Government
 • Mayor Kamyab Shadman
Elevation 1,538 m (5,046 ft)
Population (2016)
 • Total 232,330
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 087
Website e-sanandaj.ir

Sanandaj About this sound pronunciation  (Persian: سنندج‎‎) At the 2016 census, its population was 232,330 [1] Sanandaj is the capital of Kordestan province at Iran. Sanandaj is the sixty-third largest city in Iran. Sanandaj is not old and was founded about 200 years ago, yet under its short existence it has grown to become a center of Kurdish culture.[2][3]

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The population of Sanandaj is mainly Kurdish. The city also had an Armenian minority who gradually emigrated from the city. Until the Iranian Revolution (1979), the city had a small Aramaic-speaking Jewish community of about 4,000 people.[2] The city boasted a sizable Assyrian community that spoke a unique dialect of Aramaic called Senaya. The economy of Sanandaj is based upon the production of carpets, processed hides and skins, milled rice, refined sugar, woodworking, cotton weaving, metalware and cutlery.[4][5]

Under the Iranian revolution Komalah took control over the city under a brief period of time.

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