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Qods (Persian: قدس‎, also known as Shahr-e Qods, meaning "City of Qods"; formerly, Karaj, Qal‘eh Hasan, and Qal‘eh-ye Ḩasan Khān)[2] is a city and capital of Qods County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 229,354, in 60,331 families.[3] Before Qods officially became a municipality in 1989 it was named Qal‘eh Hasan. The Persian Gulf Pro League team Paykan plays in the city at Shahre Qods Stadium.


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Qods is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°43′17″N 51°06′32″E / 35.72139°N 51.10889°E / 35.72139; 51.10889Coordinates: 35°43′17″N 51°06′32″E / 35.72139°N 51.10889°E / 35.72139; 51.10889
Country Iran
 (2016 Census)
 • Urban
309,605 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Higher educationEdit

The city has three universities: Islamic Azad University, Shahr-eQods Branch, University of Applied Science and Technology, Shahr-e-Qods Branch and Payam-e-Nour university.[4]


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  2. ^ Qods, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3079199" 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.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 28, 2016. Retrieved March 26, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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