Targavar Rural District

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Targavar Rural District
دهستان ترگور
Rural district
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Urmia
District Silvaneh
Population (2006)
 • Total 7,893

Targavar Rural District (Persian: دهستان ترگور‎‎) is a rural district (dehestan) in Silvaneh District, Urmia County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran.[1] At the 2006 census, its population was 7,893, in 1,344 families.[2] The rural district has 26 villages.

Its inhabitants are mainly Kurds. There are also small numbers of Assyrians who belong to the Nochiya Tribe. This sub-district along with two others, in modern-day Iran, lie in the eastern part of the Nochiya Region. According to Dr. Harry P. Packard of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, the districts of Tergawar, Mergawar, and Dasht were destroyed by Turks and Kurds during the Assyrian Genocide in events that gave rise to the Assyrian war of independence.[3]


  1. ^ Iranian National Committee for Standardization of Geographical Names website (Persian)
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Hannibal Travis, "Native Christians Massacred": The Ottoman Genocide of the Assyrians During World War I, 1.3 Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal 327, 331 (2006), http://ssrn.com/abstract=950428

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