Sheykh Hoseynlu

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Sheykh Hoseynlu
Sheykh Hoseynlu in June 2011
Sheykh Hoseynlu in June 2011
Sheykh Hoseynlu is located in Iran
Sheykh Hoseynlu
Sheykh Hoseynlu
Coordinates: 38°56′56″N 46°49′45″E / 38.94889°N 46.82917°E / 38.94889; 46.82917Coordinates: 38°56′56″N 46°49′45″E / 38.94889°N 46.82917°E / 38.94889; 46.82917
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Khoda Afarin
Bakhsh Minjavan
Rural District Minjavan-e Gharbi
Population (2006)
 • Total 131
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sheykh Hoseynlu (Persian: شيخ‌حسينلو‎‎, also Romanized as Sheykh Ḩoseynlū; also known as Shaikh Husain, Sheykh Ḩasanlū, Sheykh Ḩoseyn, and Shikhuseyn)[1] is a village in Minjavan-e Gharbi Rural District, Minjavan District, Khoda Afarin County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 131, in 34 families.[2]

The inhabitants are followers of Yarsan religion. A prominent spiritual leader of the religion, Ali Alipour (D. 1991) lived most of his life in Sheykh Hoseynloo. He was, perhaps, the only Iranian who spent time in a Germany concentration camp as a prisoner of war. The family of Azerbaijan's famous Ashik, Changiz Mehdipour are originally from Sheykh Hoseynloo.


  1. ^ Sheykh Hoseynlu can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3084856" 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.