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Azarshahr river
Azarshahr river
Azarshahr is located in Iran
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Azarshahr
Bakhsh Howmeh
Population (2006)
 • Total 36,475
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Azarshahr (Persian: آذرشهر‎; also Romanized as Āz̄arshahr and Āz̄ar Shahr; also known as Tufarqan (Persian: توفارقان) and Dekhvareqan (Persian: دِهخوارِقان), also Romanized as Dehkhvāreqān) [1] is a city in and the capital of Azarshahr County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 36,475, in 9,854 families.[2]

Azarshahr lies in the south west of the Sahand Mountain.

The historical name of this city is Tufarqan. The predominant language spoken in Azarshahr is Azerbaijani.


  1. ^ Azarshahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "10078601" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel).  

External links

  • )Iranica Encyclopedia"ĀẔARŠAHR" (
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