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Full nameKhoy
Official nameKhoy
Native nameخوئ
Settlement typecity
ProvinceWest Azerbaijan
Elevation3769 ft (1148.8 m)
Total Population178708 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code0461

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Khoy ( , , ; also Romanized as Khoi, Khvoy, Khowy, Khuy, and Xoy) is a city in and the capital of Khoy County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 178,708, in 45,090 families.

Khoy is located north of the province's capital and largest city Urmia, and 807 km north-west to Tehran. The region's economy is based around agriculture, particularly the production of fruit, grain, and timber. Xoy is nicknamed as the Sunflower city of Iran. As of 2006 census, the city had a population of 178,708, with an estimated 2008 population of 484,409. Azerbaycan Türkçesi is spoken in Xoy, while nearly all inhabitants can also converse in Persian. The main religion is Shia Islam.

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