Germi County

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Germi County
شهرستان گرمی
Location in Ardabil Province
Location in Ardabil Province
Location of Ardabil Province in Iran
Location of Ardabil Province in Iran
Coordinates: 39°00′N 47°57′E / 39.000°N 47.950°E / 39.000; 47.950Coordinates: 39°00′N 47°57′E / 39.000°N 47.950°E / 39.000; 47.950
Country  Iran
Province Ardabil Province
Capital Germi
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Anguti District, Muran District
Population (2006)
 • Total 89,248
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Germi County at GEOnet Names Server

Germi County (Persian: شهرستان گرمی‎) is a county in Ardabil Province in Iran. It is north of Ardabil city. The capital of the county is Germi. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 89,248, in 18,710 families.[1] The county is divided into three districts: Anguti District, the Central District, and Muran District. The county has two cities: Germi and Tazeh Kand-e Angut.

The history of the county reaches back to 1734. Germi is located 110 km (68 mi) from Ardabil, the capital of the province.

The yearly precipitation is 300 mm (11.8 in) and a temperature of −10 to 36 °C (14 to 97 °F) allows farmers to reach good yields in growing cereals.

Germi is relatively new by Iranian standards; it was established in the year 900 of the Islamic calendar when Shah Ismaieal allowed five Shiat families to migrate to this region. There were some other places and cities in Azerbaijan of I.R. Iran and Azerbaijan that are also called Germi.

The most historical place in this county is Barzand Castle that was the castle of Afshin who battled with Babak Khorramdin in an earlier century of Islamic history.

People of this county are Muslim and speak in Azeri.

The largest river of the county is Dareroud; it issues from the southern and eastern foot of Sabalan and joins to Aras river on the northern border of I.R. Iran. This river is the largest internal river of Ardabil province.


  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  • اطلس گیتاشناسی استان‌های ایران [Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran] (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran)

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