Poldasht County

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Poldasht county (Persian: شهرستان پلدشت‎) is a county (Shahrestan) in West Azerbaijan Province in north-western Iran.[1] Its capital is the city of Poldasht. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 38,586, in 8,758 families.[2] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Aras District.[3] The county has one city: Poldasht.

Poldasht County

شهرستان پلدشت
Counties of West Azerbaijan Province
Counties of West Azerbaijan Province
Location of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Location of West Azerbaijan Province in Iran
Country Iran
ProvinceWest Azerbaijan
CapitalPoldasht
Population
 (2006)
 • Total38,586
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

The historical Church of Saint Stephanos, in the village of Dare Sham, in the Gechlart area of Poldasht, draws tourists and the faithful from Iran and around the world. It was built in the Armenian style during the Safavid era.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ اطلس گیتاشناسی استان‌های ایران (Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran) (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran Archived 2007-05-22 at the Wayback Machine)
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ Iranian National Committee for Standardization of Geographical Names website (in Persian)
  4. ^ "Iran: Iranian Monuments: Church of Saint Stephanos" Iran Chamber Society

Coordinates: 39°21′N 45°04′E / 39.350°N 45.067°E / 39.350; 45.067