Sumar, Iran

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Sumar is located in Iran
Coordinates: 33°52′39″N 45°38′30″E / 33.87750°N 45.64167°E / 33.87750; 45.64167Coordinates: 33°52′39″N 45°38′30″E / 33.87750°N 45.64167°E / 33.87750; 45.64167
Country  Iran
Province Kermanshah
County Qasr-e Shirin
Bakhsh Sumar
Population (2006)
 • Total 20
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sumar (Persian: سومار‎‎; also Romanized as Sūmār, Soormar, and Sowmār)[1] is a small city in and the capital of Sumar District, in Qasr-e Shirin County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 20, in 15 families, making it Iran's least populous settlement with city status.[2] Virtually the entire population of Sumar was killed by an Iraqi chemical attack, and the city destroyed during the Iran-Iraq War. It has not been rebuilt.


  1. ^ Sumar, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086414" 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.