Qaem Shahr County

Qaem Shahr County (also Qa'em Shahr and Ghaemshahr, Persian: قائمشهر شهرستان) is a county in Mazandaran Province in Iran. The center of the county is Qaem Shahr. The city was previously known as Aliabad. With the Pahlavi dynasty, the city changed its name to Shahi in honor of Reza Shah, who was born in Alasht, a village close by. The county has been renamed to Qa'em Shahr after the 1979 revolution. Qaemshahr is located in the junction of the two major transit roads of Haraz and Firûzkûh, which connect Mazandaran to the capital of Iran, Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population (including those portions later detached from the county to form Simorgh County) was 275,807, in 74,907 families; excluding those portions, the population (as of 2006) was .[2] The county was subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Kiakola District; Kiakola District was subsequently detached and re-formed into Simorgh County. Kiakola became capital of Simorgh County at its formation. The county has two cities: Qaem Shahr & Arateh.

Qaem Shahr County (قائمشهر)
شهرستان قائمشهر
Shahi - شاهی
Counties of Mazandaran Province
Counties of Mazandaran Province
Location of Mazandaran Province in Iran
Location of Mazandaran Province in Iran
Coordinates: 36°28′N 52°52′E / 36.467°N 52.867°E / 36.467; 52.867Coordinates: 36°28′N 52°52′E / 36.467°N 52.867°E / 36.467; 52.867
Country Iran
CapitalQaem Shahr
Bakhsh (Districts)Central District
 • Total458.50 km2 (177.03 sq mi)
 • Total275,807
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Qaem Shahr County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9207261" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".


  1. ^ Including Simorgh County. Management and Planning Organization of Mazandaran, 2006 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 16, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.

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