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For the administrative subdivisions, see Kuhpayeh District and Kuhpayeh Rural District.

Coordinates: 32°42′49″N 52°26′23″E / 32.71361°N 52.43972°E / 32.71361; 52.43972Coordinates: 32°42′49″N 52°26′23″E / 32.71361°N 52.43972°E / 32.71361; 52.43972

Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Isfahan
Bakhsh Kuhpayeh
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,417
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Kuhpayeh (Persian: كوهپايه‎, also Romanized as Kūhpāyeh, Kūh Pā, and Qohpayeh)[1] is a city in and the capital of Kuhpayeh District, in Isfahan County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,417, in 1,200 families.[2]

Kuhpayeh is a historic city that located in 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of Isfahan. This was the home of Soraya Manutchehri, whose death is recounted in a 1990 best selling novel and 2008 film, The Stoning of Soraya M.[3]

Kuhpayeh has a distinct dialect which belongs to the northwestern Iranian languages. [4]


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