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Mariwan (Persian: مريوان‎, About this sound (listen) ; Kurdish: مەریوان‎, Merîwan; also Romanized as Persian pronunciation Marīvān) also known as Qal‘eh-ye Marīvān - "Fort Marivan"; formerly, Dezhe Shahpur (Persian: دِژ شاهپور), also Romanized as Dezhe Shāhpūr and Dezhe Shapoor)[1] is a city in – and the capital of – Marivan County, Kurdistan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 91,664, in 22,440 families.[2] Before the foundation of the town in 1950s, Marîwan was the name of the region.[citation needed]



Location in Iran
Location in Iran
Coordinates: 35°31′37″N 46°10′35″E / 35.52694°N 46.17639°E / 35.52694; 46.17639Coordinates: 35°31′37″N 46°10′35″E / 35.52694°N 46.17639°E / 35.52694; 46.17639
Country  Iran
Province Kurdistan
County Marivan
Bakhsh Central
Founded 1950s
Elevation 1,310 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2016 census)
 • Total 136,654
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) (+98)875

The spoken language in the city is Kurdish, but the language which is used in schools and offices is Farsi, since the official language in Iran is Persian Almost everyone in the city are fluent in Farsi.


  1. ^ Marivan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3074138" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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