Sowme'eh Sara

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Sowme'eh Sara
صومعه سرا
Sowme'eh Sara is located in Iran
Sowme'eh Sara
Sowme'eh Sara
Coordinates: 37°18′42″N 49°19′19″E / 37.31167°N 49.32194°E / 37.31167; 49.32194Coordinates: 37°18′42″N 49°19′19″E / 37.31167°N 49.32194°E / 37.31167; 49.32194
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Sowme'eh Sara
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 40,000
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sowme'eh Sara (Persian: صومعه سرا‎‎, also Romanized as Şowme‘eh Sarā, Somee Sara, Şowma‘eh Sarā, Şūme‘eh Sarā, Sumehsara, and Sumesera)[1] is a city in and the capital of Sowme'eh Sara County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 40000(just in city), in 10,070 families.[2]

Sowme'eh Sara is located on the south coast of the Caspian Sea, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Rasht, the provincial capital. This city has several universities, making it the second academic city of the province.

Rice has been cultivated in this region for many years, where some indigenous cultivars (landrace) were conventionally bred by farmers.[3]


  1. ^ Sowme'eh Sara can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086328" 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. ^ Pazuki, Arman & Sohani, Mehdi (2013). "Phenotypic evaluation of scutellum-derived calluses in ‘Indica’ rice cultivars" (PDF). Acta Agriculturae Slovenica. 101 (2): 239–247. doi:10.2478/acas-2013-0020. Retrieved February 2, 2014.