Qods, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Qods County.
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Qods is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°43′17″N 51°06′32″E / 35.72139°N 51.10889°E / 35.72139; 51.10889Coordinates: 35°43′17″N 51°06′32″E / 35.72139°N 51.10889°E / 35.72139; 51.10889
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Qods
Population (2006)
 • Total 229,354
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Qods (Persian: قدس‎‎, also known as Shahr-e Qods, meaning "City of Qods"; formerly, Karaj, Qal‘eh Hasan, and Qal‘eh-ye Ḩasan Khān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Qods County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 229,354, in 60,331 families.[2] Before Qods officially became a municipality in 1989 it was named Qal‘eh Hasan. The Persian Gulf Pro League team Paykan plays in the city at Shahre Qods Stadium.

Higher education[edit]

The city has three universities: Islamic Azad University, Shahr-eQods Branch, University of Applied Science and Technology, Shahr-e-Qods Branch and Payam-e-Nour university.[3]


  1. ^ Qods, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3079199" 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. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 28, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016. 

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