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For the admeenistrative subdiveesion, see Bukan Coonty.
شارۆچکه‌ی بۆکان
Bukan is locatit in Iran
Coordinates: 36°31′16″N 46°12′32″E / 36.52111°N 46.20889°E / 36.52111; 46.20889
Kintra  Iran
Province Wast Azerbaijan
Coonty Bukan
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 1,365 m (4,478 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Tot 149,340
 • Estimate (2012) 171,773
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Simmer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Aurie code(s) (+98) 482-62

Bukan (Persie: بوكان‎; Kurdish:بۆکان; Romanisit as Būkān, Bokan, an Bowkān an aw)[1] is a ceety in an the caipital o Bukan Coonty, Wast Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population wis 149,340, in 32,488 faimilies.[2] As o 2012, its population wis estimatit tae be near 171,773 in 43,543 faimilies.[3]

Bukan is locatit sooth o Loch Urmia aboot 1,300 metres abuin sea level. It lees in the Wast Azerbaijan Province o Iran. The toun is situatit on the eastren bank o the Sīmīnarūd (Tk. Tatahūčāy), kent locally as Čōmī Bōkān, on the road atween Saqqez an Miandoab.

Tha ainm a 'bhaile a' tighinn bhon fhacal kurdish (boq) a tha a 'ciallachadh losgann, a gheibhear ann an uisgeachan bokan.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Bukan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3057083" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. "Census o the Islamic Republic o Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic o Iran. Archived frae the oreeginal (Excel) on 2010-11-16. 
  3. "World Gazetteer". Archived frae the oreeginal on 2013-02-09.