|• Total||44,256 |
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Sonqor (Persian: سنقر; also known as Sanghūr and Sūnqūr, is the capital city of Sonqor County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 43,184, comprising 11,377 families. It is located about 90 kilometers from Kermanshah, and consists of two valleys; that of Gavehrud and Shajarud.
Situation and history
The majority of the people in this city are Kurds and Azerbaijanis. The surrounding townships and villages of Koliai (Kulliye) are Kurd and speak the Kurdish dialect of Kurmanji mixed with Kalhori. Those in Sonqor typically speak a Turkish dialect.
- 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".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
- 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.