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خوی


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City in West Azarbaijan Province, Iran. It is located north of the province's capital Urmia, and 807 km north-west of Tehran. (Wikipedia) - Khoy (sometimes spelt Khoi, Khuy, and Khvoy), is a city in West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. It is located north of the province's capital and largest city Urmia, and 807 km north-west to Tehran. The region's economy is based around agriculture, particularly the production of fruit, grain, and timber. Khoy is nicknamed as the Sunflower city of Iran. As of 2006 census, the city had a population of 178,708, with an estimated 2008 population of 484,409. Azeri is spoken in Khoy, while nearly all inhabitants can also converse in Persian. The main religion is Shia Islam. Khoy For the administrative subdivision, see Khoy County. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (August 2008) Khoy خوی —  city  — Stone gate of Khoy Khoy Coordinates: 38°33′01″N 44°57′08″E / 38.55028°N 44.95222°E / 38.55028; 44.95222Coordinates: 38°33′01″N 44°57′08″E / 38.55028°N 44.95222°E / 38.55028; 44.95222 Country  Iran Province West Azerbaijan County Khoy Bakhsh Central Elevation 1,148 m (3,769 ft) Population (2006)  • Total 178,708 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)  • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30) Area code(s) 0461 Website http://www.khoyonline.com/ Khoy (Persian: خوی‎, Azerbaijani: خوی, Armenian: Խոյ, historical Հեր Her ; also Romanized as Khoi, Khvoy, Khowy, Khuy, and Xoy) is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families. Khoy is located north of the province's capital and largest city Urmia, and 807 km north-west to Tehran. The region's economy is based around agriculture, particularly the production of fruit, grain, and timber. Khoy is nicknamed as the Sunflower city of Iran. As of 2006 census, the city had a population of 178,708, with an estimated 2008 population of 484,409. Azerbaijani is spoken in Khoy, while nearly all inhabitants can also converse in Persian. The main religion is Shia Islam. Contents 1 Architecture 2 History 3 Famous places 4 Famous people 5 References 6 External links Architecture Khoy was fortified at various times in its history, most recently by the Qajar dynasty in the Nineteenth Century. It is well known for the tomb of Shams Tabrizi, renowned Iranian poet and mystic. History Historically Khoy was known as Hér and was part of the Nor Shirakan region of the Armenian Kingdom, on the main rout of the Silk Road. It has been the capital of the Emirate of Khoy (Hér), born out of the Armenian Vaspurakan Kingdom between 908 and 1021. Between 1208 and 1210 it was occupied by the forces of Tamar of Armenian, Azarbaijan, Azerbaijan, Azeri, Iran, Iranian, Islam, Khoy, Persian, Qajar, Shia, Silk Road, Sunflower, Tehran, Urmia, Website, Wikipedia





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Khatun Bridge built around 1780 in Khoy, West Azarbaijan
Sorop Serkis Church Khoy 4th century AD
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