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Sonqor is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°47′01″N 47°36′01″E / 34.78361°N 47.60028°E / 34.78361; 47.60028Coordinates: 34°47′01″N 47°36′01″E / 34.78361°N 47.60028°E / 34.78361; 47.60028
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
County Sonqor
Bakhsh Central
Population (2016 Census)
 • Total 44,256 [1]
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Sonqor (Persian: سنقر‎; also known as Sanghūr and Sūnqūr,[2] is the capital city of Sonqor County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 43,184, comprising 11,377 families.[3] It is located about 90 kilometers from Kermanshah, and consists of two valleys; that of Gavehrud and Shajarud.[4]

Situation and history[edit]

The Ilkhanate-period Malek Tomb is located in the city.


The majority of the people in this city are Kurds and Azerbaijanis.[5] The surrounding townships and villages of Koliai (Kulliye) are Kurd and speak the Kurdish dialect of Kurmanji mixed with Kalhore.


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  2. ^ Sonqor can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086129" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ Nasiri, Ali Naqi; Floor, Willem M. (2008). Titles and Emoluments in Safavid Iran: A Third Manual of Safavid Administration. Mage Publishers. p. 293. ISBN 978-1933823232.
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