Sonqor

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For the administrative subdivision, see Sonqor County. For other places, see Sonqor (disambiguation).
Sonqor
سنقر
city
Sonqor is located in Iran
Sonqor
Sonqor
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 (2006)
 • Total 43,184
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sonqor (Persian: سنقر‎‎; also known as Sanghūr and Sūnqūr,[1] is the capital city of Sonqor County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 43,184, comprising 11,377 families.[2] It is located about 90 kilometers from Kermanshah, and constists of two valleys; that of Gavehrud and Shajarud.[3]

Situation and history[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

The majority of the people in this city is Kurds and Azerbaijanis.[4] The surrounding townships and villages of Koliai (Kulliye) are Kurd and speak Kurdish dialect of Kurmanji mixed with Kalhore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/turkic-languages-overview