Mahabad County

Mahabad County
شهرستان مهاباد
—  County  —
Location of Mahabad County in West Azerbaijan Province.
Coordinates: 36°46′N 45°44′E / 36.767°N 45.733°E / 36.767; 45.733Coordinates: 36°46′N 45°44′E / 36.767°N 45.733°E / 36.767; 45.733
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)
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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.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Khalifan District. The county has one city: Mahabad.


Administrative divisions

According to the national 2006 census, the county is divided as follows:


  • Central District
  • Khalifan District


  • Mahabad


  • 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.


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