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For the administrative subdivision, see Semirom County. For the village in Shahreza County, see Semirom, Shahreza.
Semirom is located in Iran
Coordinates: 31°24′51″N 51°34′10″E / 31.41417°N 51.56944°E / 31.41417; 51.56944Coordinates: 31°24′51″N 51°34′10″E / 31.41417°N 51.56944°E / 31.41417; 51.56944
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Semirom
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 26,260
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Semirom (Persian: سميرم‎‎, also Romanized as Semīrom, Samirum, and Sīmrom)[1] is a city in and the capital of Semirom County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 26,260, in 6,593 families.[2]

Products & Popularity[edit]

Semirom is known for its high quality apple trees and production nationally and internationally. The high altitude of 2,000 meters above sea level gives apples produced in Semirom region their characteristically sweet taste, aroma and color.[3] Semirom apple had been target of international research funds to protect and excel its gardens.[4]

Semirom Riot[edit]

The unrest started on August 16, 2003 after a decision by the Isfahan Governor General's Office to incorporate Vardasht district of Semirom into the municipality of Dehaqan provoked the ire of the people of Vardasht. The people staged a demonstration to protest the decision, but the protests later turned violent. Eight people were reportedly killed in the violence, including two police officers, and some 150 were injured.[5][6] Later Hosseini governor of Isfahan at the time in an interview with Shargh newspaper denied any involvement in ordering to confront police with people and said the number of killed were four.[7]