Sarpol-e Zahab

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Sarpol-e Zahab
سرپل ذهاب
Sarpol-e Zahab is located in Iran
Sarpol-e Zahab
Sarpol-e Zahab
Coordinates: 34°27′40″N 45°51′46″E / 34.46111°N 45.86278°E / 34.46111; 45.86278Coordinates: 34°27′40″N 45°51′46″E / 34.46111°N 45.86278°E / 34.46111; 45.86278
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
County Sarpol-e Zahab
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 34,632
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sarpol-e Zahab (Persian: سرپل ذهاب‎‎; Kurdish: Serpêllî Zehaw‎, سەرپێڵی زەهاو; also Romanized as Sarpol-e Z̄ahāb, Sar-e Pol-e Z̄ahāb, and Sar-ī-Pūl Zūhāb; also known as Pol-e Z̄ahāb, Pol-e Z̄ohāb, Sarī-Pūl, and Sarpol)[1] is a town in the capital of Sarpol-e Zahab County, Kermanshah Province, Iran close to the Iraqi border. At the 2006 census, its population was 34,632.[2]

There are several rock reliefs from the Lullubian period in Sarpol-e Zahab. The village is also identified as the site of the ancient and medieval town of Hulwan.

The population of Sarpol-e Zahab comprises Kurds who speak Kalhori, Gorani and Sorani (Jaf) dialects of Kurdish. The inhabitants are respectively adherents of Islam and Yarsanism.


  1. ^ Sarpol-e Zahab can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078472" 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.