Saqqez (Saghez) City

Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
The township of Saqez (Saghez) is located in the north west of Kurdestan Province (Kurdistan). To the north is the province of west Azarbayjan (Mahabad and Bukan). This township is limited from west to the township of Baneh, from the south to Iraq and Marivan and from the east to Sanandaj. The capital of this township is Saqez city and lies at a distance of 706 km. from Tehran and 181 km. from Sanandaj.

This township in spring and summer has a cool and moderate climate. This city during the primary union of the Medes was their capital and was named "Izirta". On the attack of Sargan II, the ruler of the Assyrian, the Medes were defended and their fortifications destroyed. Thereafter, the Sekaha tried to rebuild this city and they chose Saqez, then named "Eskit" as their capital. The present name of Saqez is derived from the Sekeh (Seka-Eskit-Sakez) tribe. The city of Saqez was formerly in the southwestern plain of the present city and today it is reputedly known as old Saqez.

Saqez city is located in the skirts of the attitudes and a river runs through it. It is one of the most beautiful areas in Kurdestan province.
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Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
Saqqez (Saghez) - Kurdistan Province
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Saqqez (Saghez)
Karafto Caves (Karaftou Historical Caves) is located in a castle by the same name between Divandareh and Saqez, 20 km. north of this route in Kurdestan Province. ...
Category: Mountains
Chehel Cheshmeh Mountain (lit. Forty Springs) is the highest in the north of the Zagross Mountain Ranges in Kurdistan Province. Being 3,173 m. in height and located ...
Zivieh Castle (Ziwiyeh Castle, The castle of Ziwiyeh Hills, Izirtu) is located 42km north east of Saqez in Kurdistan Province, and to the west of the Karaftoo Village ...
Category: Plains
In the limits of the township of Saqez, there are several plains, of which the most important are the Saheb, Qeh la Koon, Leh Garmee and Kool Tappeh. The same covers ...
Category: Forests
The area of the forests of Saqez is about 7,000 hectares. The same is located between Bukan and Saqez, on the skirts of the steep slopes, along the north-south ...
Category: Rivers
The length of the same is less than Zarrineh Rood River and so is its water capacity. This river is well known as "Tatahoo" in Saqez taking its source from the ...
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