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Oshnavieh

Oshnavieh
اشنويه
city
Oshnavieh is located in Iran
Oshnavieh
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Oshnavieh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 29,896
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Oshnavieh (Persian: اشنويه‎‎; Kurdish:'اشنۆ'شنۆ'شنه‌; also Romanized as Oshnavīyeh, Oshnooyeh, Ashnooyeh, Oshnovīeh, Oshnovīyeh, and Ushnūīyeh; also known as Ushnū)[1] is a city in and the capital of Oshnavieh County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 29,896, in 6,572 families.[2]

Oshnaviyeh is located west of Lake Urmia about 1,300 metres above sea level. It lies on the border to the another Kurdish provinces in Turkey and Iraq. The city is surrounded by huge mountains who keep the mild weather even under the summers.

Oshnaviyeh is located in an agricultural area and has water flows from mountains entire the year. The most agricultural products are wheat, beetroots and main tree fruits like apple and grape.

Oshnaviyeh is a historic city and there are many historic sites from the Hurrian and Urartian periods onward. It likely corresponds to the ancient city of Suguniya which was attacked by Shalmaneser III of Assyria as recorded in his annals dealing with his accession year. The ethnic population of Oshnaviyeh is mostly Kurdish. In 2010 the population has fallen by more than a thousand people.

References

  1. ^ Oshnavieh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3077462" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)".  
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