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Malayer

Administration
Full nameMalayer
Official nameMalayer
Native nameملاير
Settlement typecity
CountryIran
ProvinceHamadan
CountyMalayer
BakhshCentral
Demography
Total Population153748 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)

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Malayer ( , also Romanized as Malāyer; formerly Dowlatabad (Persian: دَولَت آباد), also Romanized as Dowlatābād and Daūlatābād) is a city in and capital of Malayer County, Hamadan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 153,748, in 40,750 families.

Malayer is the second largest city of the province, it has a history of rug weaving and has some popular parks. Malayer is located between Hamedan and Khorramabad and is in 380 km South West of Tehran. The current mayor is Rahman Razi.One of the notable aspects of the city in the 1960s was a series of beautifully decorated horse and buggies. Any day of the week about twenty-five such horse and carriages were mostly parked in the town center with ready drivers to serve visitors and the locals. The most popular destination for carriages was the City Park, called "Park-e Malyer". "Park-e Malayer" was another City trademark well known in the Hamedan province. The park, situated a couple of miles outside the City, contained a number of small lakes, lush vegetation, colorful ducks and many trees and shrubbery. Hamedan province is situated in a semi arid region. Thus "Park e Malayer" with its natural beauty and lush vegetation was a serene, inviting environment in the region. During hot summers many people would spend some time in Malayer to enjoy the "Horse and Buggy" ride and rest at the park. People in Malayer speak Malayeri dialectic which is related to Lurian (Lori_dialects) language.

"Park-e Malayer" has been named from tens years ago "Park e Seifieh" that refers to the name of a Ghajar prince(Seyfodoleh) who built the park around 75 years ago. He buried at a family tomb located near to the park.He is the head of Azodi's (The most well-known family) in Malayer.




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