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Miandoab
Azerbaijani: qashāchāy
Kurdish: mīāndūāū
Persian: mīāndūāb





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Miandoab

Petrochemical plant at Miandoab, Iran
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Petrochemical plant at Miandoab.

City in northwestern Iran with 120,000 inhabitants (2009 estimate), in West Azerbaijan province.
Miandoab is located in a delta made from two rivers, Zarrineh and Simineh. The region is highly fertile. In particular, sugar is produced and refined here.
Most inhabitants are Azerbaijanis, but with substantial minority of Kurds. Shi'i Islam is the largest religion, Sunni Islam is second, while there is a small minority of Ahl-e Haqq. A former Baha'i community has reportedly moved.




By Tore Kjeilen