Meshgin Shahr

Meshgin Shahr
مشگين شهر
Arshoq Castle, a.k.a. Kohneh Qaleh ("old castle") in Meshgin Shahr. Mount Sabalan is in the background
Coordinates: 38°23′56″N 47°40′55″E / 38.39889°N 47.68194°ECoordinates: 38°23′56″N 47°40′55″E / 38.39889°N 47.68194°E
Country Iran
Province Ardabil
County Meshgin Shahr
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
• Total 61,296
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
• Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Website www.meshkincity.org
Meshgin Shahr at GEOnet Names Server

Meshgin Shahr (Persian: مشگين شهر, also Romanized as Meshgīn Shahr and Meshkīn Shahr, also simply Mishgin; formerly Khiav (Persian: خياو), also Romanized as Kheyāv, Khīāv, Khiov, Khīyāv, and Khiyov) is a city in and the capital of Meshgin Shahr County, in Ardabil Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 61,296, in 14,920 families.

The city is 839 kilometres (521 mi) from Tehran. Being near the high Sabalan Mountains it enjoys a moderate mountainous climate. Formerly, it was known as "Khiav". The Sabalan summit can be seen in the south of the city with an eye catching scenery. The antiquity of the city dates back to the early centuries of Islam but in the Safavid age it was thriving even more.

The city is well-known for its Azerbaijani rugs and its mineral springs. Also Iran's first geothermal power station, Meshkinshahr Geothermal Power Plant is situated in outskirts of this city.


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