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The historical city of Qir in the Fars Province in Iran is 185 km southeast of Shiraz. (Wikipedia) - Qir Qir قير Country Province County Bakhsh Elevation Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
Coordinates: 28°28′57″N 53°02′05″E / 28.48250°N 53.03472°E / 28.48250; 53.03472Coordinates: 28°28′57″N 53°02′05″E / 28.48250°N 53.03472°E / 28.48250; 53.03472
Qir and Karzin
771 m (2,530 ft)
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Qir (Persian: قير‎, also Romanized as Qīr) is a city in and the capital of Qir and Karzin County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,839, in 3,722 families. It has an altitude of 771 metres (2,530 ft).

On 10 April 1972, Qir was completely destroyed by a large earthquake, killing 3,399 people, two-thirds of the population at that time.:128

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