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پیرانشهر مکریان
—  City  —

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Coordinates: 36°41′40″N 45°08′30″E / 36.69444°N 45.14167°E / 36.69444; 45.14167Coordinates: 36°41′40″N 45°08′30″E / 36.69444°N 45.14167°E / 36.69444; 45.14167
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Piranshahr
Bakhsh Central
Population (2016)
 - Total 400.000
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 - Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Piranshahr (Template:Lang-fa; Template:Lang-ku) is a city located in West Azarbaijan Province in northwest Iran.[1] It is the capital of Piranshahr County.[2]

Piranshahr is the center of the traditional region of Mokrian.[3][4][5]

Piranshahr is one of the Iran's oldest cities and its foundations date back to the pre-Islamic era of Iran and the emergence of the kingdom of Media.

The Farsi language is the official language of Iran, and thus within the city of Piranshahr. In Piranshahr every literate person knows how to communicate in the Persian language. The literacy rate is 97%.

The city of Piranshahr produces a full range of over 100 different granite materials in a variety of colours and textures. The quality and the beauty of Piranshahr granites are one of the best-known in the world.

The city is one of the fastest-growing cities in Iran. The government's mid-year estimate for 2016 puts Piranshahr's population at 430,000 compared with the 1996 figure of 300,000.

Historical places[badlo | source ke badlo]

The oldest settlement in the Piranshahr area is more than 2900 years old.

Important archaeological sites in the vicinity of Piranshahr include Pasveh . Pasva is a village near Piranshahr whose name, according to the Iranist Vladimir Minorsky has existed since the 9th century BC and was built by the "Parsua tribes". It was also mentioned in the records of the Assyrian ruler Shalmaneser III (reign 858-824 BC). [6]

Climate[badlo | source ke badlo]

Piranshahr experiences variable weather, including four distinct seasons. In July, the warmest month, high temperatures average 29 °C (84 °F), and low temperatures 17 °C (63 °F). In January, the coldest month, High temperatures average -2 °C (29 °F), with low temperatures averaging -11 °C (13 °F).

Piranshahr's yearly precipitation averages about 965 mm (38 inches). Summer is the rainiest season, with short-lived rainfall and thunderstorms more common than prolonged rainy periods [3]. Winter is the driest season, with most of the precipitation falling as snow.

The highest temperature ever recorded in Piranshahr is an unofficial 44 °C (109 °F) on July 24, 1935. The highest official temperature ever recorded is 42 °C (105 °F) on July 17, 1995 during the Piranshahr Heat Wave. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Piranshahr is -33 °C (-27 °F) on January 20, 1985. On December 24, 1983, the high temperature at Piranshahr reached only -23 °C (-11 °F), and on July 30, 1916, the low temperature sank to only 29 °C (84 °F), both of which are records.

Winter in Piranshahr is a variable and fickle season. The average Piranshahr winter produces 940 mm (37.0 inches) of snow. This number can prove unreliable, as Piranshahr winters have produced between 249 and 2210 mm (9.8 and 87.0 inches) of snow. Snow tends to fall in light accumulations of around 50.8 mm (2 inches), but about once per year Piranshahr experiences a storm that can produce 254 to 356 mm (10 to 14 inches) of snow in one day. Temperatures can vary wildly within the span of one week, but extended periods of temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) are not uncommon in January and February. The temperature in January averages about -4 °C (25 °F) in the afternoon, and -12 °C (10 °F) at night. Temperatures can be expected to drop below -18 °C (0 °F) on 15 days throughout the winter season. Although rare, temperatures in Piranshahr even in the middle of winter can reach 10 °C (50 °F).

Piranshahrs climate is classed under the Köppen climate classification as a Mediterranean climate (Csa) with continental influences.

Climate data for Piranshahr, Iran
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Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [7]

Geology[badlo | source ke badlo]

Piranshahr has no active or dormant volcanoes and few earthquakes, however many residents of Piranshahr feel one or two minor earthquakes per year, which do little or no damage. Imperceptible quakes are detected by seismometers on a daily basis.

Agriculture[badlo | source ke badlo]

West Azarbaijan Rural Cooperative Organization has bought some 470,000 tons of wheat, valued at Rls.840 billion, from farmers since the beginning of the year.Template:Specify Among West Azarbaijan cities, Piranshar is considered a fine example in agriculture improvements. Since 2002, most of the investments in the city are made in the agricultural sector. Consequently, farm and garden coverage in Piranshar has extended from 80 square kilometres in 2002 to 190 km2 in 2004.

Economy[badlo | source ke badlo]

The Piranshar economy includes that of the city of Piranshar and the surrounding towns and villages. The Piranshar area is an engine of the provincial economy. The city of Piranshar has the most important sugar company in the province. There are four Sugar Companies in the province including the Sugar Company of Piranshar.

The plant, in the course of years of its activity, has been constantly renovated by making use of the existing capabilities in the plant. The plant produces 30,000 tons of sugar annually (from 1500 tons of sugar beet per day), and by-products include 100 tons of dried waste per day, which is used for animal food, and 3000 tons of medico-industrial alcohol produced annually from molasses.

Considering the national demand for sugar of 1.5 million tons per year, and the supply thereof by 35 manufacturing units equivalent to 800 thousand tons, and the consequent considerable shortage of sugar, the manufacture of such a product is significant.

Sugar beet is supplied by 70 km2 of farmland around the plant.

The Sugar Company of Piranshahr is the province's largest producer of raw sugar, accounting for over 60% of all of the province's sugar.

Education[badlo | source ke badlo]

Piranshahr has an educated population and its literacy rate is very high: of Piranshahr's population over 28.60% (vs. a national average of 24%) hold a bachelor's degree or higher; 94% (vs. 82% nationally) have a high school diploma or equivalent. In fact, Piranshahr has the highest percentage of college graduates of any city in the entire country., July 2016

The main institutions of higher education in the area are Payame Noor University and Islamic Azad University.[8] The city is also home to a number of conservatories and art schools.

Neighborhoods[badlo | source ke badlo]

The city of Piranshahr includes the following neighborhoods:

Balashahr, Kuy Omid, Kuy Baradaran, Kuy As´habe kahf, Kuy Khayyam, Kuy Kamran, Kuy Mokrian, Kuy Lajan (Lahijan), Niloufar park, Sardaran, Bazarcheh. Kuy Edalat, Nirougah, Azadegan, Isargaran, Padash, Farhangian 1, 2, 3 and 4, Ghods, Chahar-Rahe Madar (22 Bahman), Ashianeh 32 metri, Darreh Garav, Zargatan, Seyyed Ghotb, Azadi, Molla Reza, Qapan, Kohne Khaneh, Kanie Kohneh Khaneh.

Geography[badlo | source ke badlo]

According to the Management and Planning Organization, the city has a total area of 154.9 square miles (401.3 km2), of which 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), or 1.03%, is water.

Piranshahr is surrounded by four other counties: Oshnavieh and Naghadeh to the north, Mahabad to the east and Sardasht to the south. The city is also bordered by Iraq to the west

Demographics[badlo | source ke badlo]

The ethnic composition of Piranshahr is 90% Kurd, 6% Azarbaijani and 4% Persian (Fars).

According to Piranshahr's organization for Civil Registration, the highest average annual growth rate in the province is in Piranshahr [1].

The population history of the city proper is as follows. All figures are official census figures from the Iranian Statistics Institute.[9]

1956 1966 1976 1986 1991 1996 2006 2012
52,251 80,076 124,963 180,242 239,923 279,092 397,470 424,160

Law and government[badlo | source ke badlo]

The city's chief administrator is the mayor, who is elected by the municipal board of the city. According to Iranian laws the municipal board is periodically elected by the city residents.

References[badlo | source ke badlo]

  1. "West Azerbaijan Province". Iran-China Chamber of Commerce and Industries. January 9, 2010. Retrieved 2015-10-16.
  2. "English/Iran's non-oil exports via Piranshahr customs hit $125mn in 9 months". mefa.ir. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  3. http://www.mefa.ir/portal/Home/ShowPage.aspx?Object=NEWS&ID=44e67e2a-0405-497b-9009-7e96750aab94&LayoutID=3184adbd-92d9-486a-9019-4033c9906dbd&CategoryID=8fa13e36-87b5-42d0-9e55-5bb2064983d4
  4. https://books.google.no/books?id=RehKCwAAQBAJ&pg=PT154&lpg=PT154&dq=piranshahr+mokrian&source=bl&ots=iDCJjAguh4&sig=7IZEPx7Op5j_8ffcBIJwF1rhvc8&hl=no&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwitlYHUg6rOAhULGCwKHYWkCv44ChDoAQg6MAQ#v=onepage&q=piranshahr%20mokrian&f=false
  5. http://exhibition.saramad.ir/fa/ostani/azarbaijangharbi
  6. http://www.jstor.org/stable/609632?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents
  7. "Khoram Abad Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 28, 2012.
  8. "دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی پیرانشهر". piranshahr-iau.ac.ir. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  9. "Iran Statistics Institute". Retrieved 1 June 2012.

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