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Pishva is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°18′29″N 51°43′36″E / 35.30806°N 51.72667°E / 35.30806; 51.72667Coordinates: 35°18′29″N 51°43′36″E / 35.30806°N 51.72667°E / 35.30806; 51.72667
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Pishva
Bakhsh Central
937 m (3,074 ft)
 (2016 Census)
 • Total 59,184 [1]
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1986 17,283 —    
1996 29,884 +72.9%
2006 41,450 +38.7%
2011 47,253 +14.0%
2016 59,184 +25.2%

Pishva (Persian: پيشوا‎, also Romanized as Pīshvā, Pīchvā, and Pīshvah; also known as Emāmzādeh Ja‘far and Pīshyān)[4] is a city and capital of Pishva County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 41,480, in 10,734 families.[5]

The older names of the city were Samenat and later Emamzadeh-Ja'far. The residents of Pishva are mainly Persian-speaking Shias and are predominantly descendants of the original residents of the Tehran and Ray area. Members of the Joneidi clan are the most prominent residents of the city. In Persian the word Pishva means Imam and leader and refers to the mausoleum of Imamzadeh Ja'far, who is considered the son of the seventh Shi'ite Imam, Imam Mousa Al-Kazim.


  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2016-10-06.
  4. ^ Pishva can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078421" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  5. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.

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