— County — West Azerbaijan Province. Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Iran Province West Azerbaijan Capital Mahabad Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Khalifan District Population (2006) - Total 197,441 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30) - Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30) Mahabad County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9205914" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
Mahabad County (Persian: شهرستان مهاباد) is a county in West Azerbaijan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Mahabad. The language of the inhabitants is Sorani Kurd with the Mokriani dialect. Because of its strategic position and its proximity with the border the city is a stop for many travelers. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 197,441 (100,085 men and 97,358 women), in 42,493 families. The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Khalifan District. The county has one city: Mahabad.
According to the national 2006 census, the county is divided as follows:
- Central District
- Khalifan District
- From the Central district
- Western Akhtachi
- Eastern Mokrian
- Western Mokrian
- From the Khalifan district
- Kaani Bazar
- Eastern Mangoor
The county, with an area of 2591 km², is approximatively located at 36°46'N,45°43'E. The climate is mountainous with cold winters and temperate summers. Mahabad river flows through the capital.
- ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.amar.org.ir/DesktopModules/FTPManager/upload/upload2360/newjkh/newjkh/04.xls.
- اطلس گیتاشناسی استانهای ایران [Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran] (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran)
West Azerbaijan Province Capital Counties and CitiesBukan · SimminehSiah Cheshmeh · AvajiqQarah Zia od DinMahabad CountyPiranshahr · Gerd KashanehPoldasht CountySalmas · Tazeh ShahrSardasht · Mirabad · RabatShahin Dezh CountyShahin Dezh · Keshavarz · MahmudabadShowt County VillagesList of cities, towns and villages in West Azarbaijan Province SightsShalmash Waterfall · Old bazaar of Khoy · Ghoutour Bridge · Khoshku ski resort · Teppe Hasanlu · Takht-e Soleymān · Farhad's rock grave (Dakhmeh) · Lake Urmia · Bastam Citadel · Zarrineh River dam · Sahulan cave · Fakhrigah cave · Faghrgah · Saint Thaddeus Monastery · Baghchejogh museum and palace · Koleshin Inscription · Nanehmaryam monastery · Baand park · Sir park · Sardar mosque · Urmia museum · Salmas Sassanid relief · Segonbad
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