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Ray County (Persian: شهرستان ری‎) is a county in Tehran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Ray, which is actually part of Tehran. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 292,016, in 71,711 families.[2] The county is subdivided into four districts: the Central District, Fashapuyeh District, Kahrizak District, and Qaleh Now District. The county has three cities: Hasanabad, Kahrizak, and Baqershahr.

Ray County

شهرستان ری
Counties of Tehran Province
Counties of Tehran Province
Location of Tehran Province in Iran
Location of Tehran Province in Iran
Coordinates: 35°23′N 51°20′E / 35.383°N 51.333°E / 35.383; 51.333Coordinates: 35°23′N 51°20′E / 35.383°N 51.333°E / 35.383; 51.333
Country Iran
ProvinceTehran
CapitalRay
Bakhsh (Districts)Central District, Fashapuyeh District, Kahrizak District, Qaleh Now District
Area
 • Total2,205.1 km2 (851.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total349,700
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Ray County, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9206109" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
YearPop.±%
2006297,711—    
2011319,305+7.3%
2016349,700+9.5%
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Excluding areas part of the county during previous censuses

Note on SpellingEdit

According to the Iranian Chamber Society, the correct spelling of the city in both English and Persian is "Ray," (with an "a" vowel sound) though variations in spelling also exist.[3] The city university also uses the spelling "Ray" ("Azad University, Shahr-e-Ray")[4] as does the Encyclopædia Iranica published by Columbia University.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National census 2016". amar.org.ir. Retrieved 2017-03-14.[]
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ http://www.university-directory.eu/Iran/Islamic-Azad-University--Shahr-e-Ray.html
  5. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/fahlaviyat

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