Shahin Dezh

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For the administrative subdivision, see Shahin Dezh County.
Shahin Dezh
شاهين دژ
Shahin Dezh is located in Iran
Shahin Dezh
Shahin Dezh
Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 46°34′01″E / 36.67917°N 46.56694°E / 36.67917; 46.56694Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 46°34′01″E / 36.67917°N 46.56694°E / 36.67917; 46.56694
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Shahin Dezh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 34,204
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shahin Dezh (Persian: شاهين دژ‎‎; also Romanized as Shāhīn Dezh; also known as Şā’īn Dezh, Shahindej, and Sahin Dazh; formerly, Sāīn Kaleh,سایین قەڵا and Şā’īn Qal‘eh)[1] is the capital city of Shahin Dezh County, in the West Azerbaijan Province, Iran.In the 2006 census, its population was 43،852,with 8,671 families.[2]

Shahin Dezh is located about 1,300 metres in elevation. The city is on the Zarriné-Rūd river, southeast of Lake Urmia.

The population is made up of Kurdish , AzeriTurks, and Chahardoli peoples. The city is populated by up to 85% kurd. Kurdish villages are south and east of the city center.

Ethnic group[edit]

its population was 43،852

kurd 37,274 %85

Azeri 6,578 %15


  1. ^ Shahin Dezh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3081937" 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. 

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