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Mariwan (Persian: مريوان‎, About this sound (listen) ; Kurdish: مەریوان‎, Merîwan; also Romanized as Persian pronunciation Marīvān) is a Kurdish city in – and the capital of – Marivan County, Kurdistan Province, of Iran. Located in a region called Hawraman.



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 Iran
Province  Kurdistan
County Marivan
Bakhsh Central
Founded 1950s
Elevation 1,310 m (4,300 ft)
Population (2016 Census)
 • Total 136,654 [1]
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Area code(s) (+98)875

It is also known as Qal‘eh-ye Marīvān - "Fort Marivan"; formerly, Dezhe Shahpur (Persian: دِژ شاهپور), also Romanized as Dezhe Shāhpūr and Dezhe Shapoor)[2].

At the 2006 census, its population was 91,664, in 22,440 families.[3] Before the foundation of the city in 1950s, Marîwan was the name of the region.[citation needed]

The spoken language in the city is Kurdish, but the language which is used in schools and offices is Persian, as the official language of Iran in which almost everyone in the city is fluent.


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  2. ^ 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".
  3. ^ "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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