Coordinates: 35°53′54″N 49°46′20″E / 35.89833°N 49.77222°E / 35.89833; 49.77222Coordinates: 35°53′54″N 49°46′20″E / 35.89833°N 49.77222°E / 35.89833; 49.77222
Country  Iran
Province Qazvin
County Buin Zahra
Bakhsh Shal
Population (2016 Census)
  Total 15,290 [1]
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
  Summer (DST) IDST (UTC+4:30)
Shal at GEOnet Names Server

Shal (Persian: شال) (Tati: چال, Čâl)[2] is a city and capital of Shal District, in Buin Zahra County, Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 15,104, in 3,348 families.[3] The language of the people in the Shal is Tati.It is next to the historical city of Esfarvarin.


  2. Shal can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3084351" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. "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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