Shahrekord (Persian: شهرکرد) is a city in western Iran, and is the capital of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. It is situated 107 km southwest of Isfahan, and 521 km southwest of the capital Tehran.

It had an estimated population of 127,359 in 2005.

The city is traditionally a producer of bricks, mosaics, milled rice, and woven cloth, among others.

The city has a thermoelectric power plant, a microwave-repeater station, and a telegraph station and T.V station. It is also home to several universities.

Shahrekord is among highest towns in Iran (2220 m above sea level). Its weather is dry, cold in winter and mild in summer. The town has a ski resort (Bardeh) located about 35 km away and several natural lagoons and small lakes for outdoor relaxation.

The original name of Deh Kord was Dezh Gord (دژگرد), the word Dezh (دژ) means Stronghold and the word Gord (گرد) means Athlete. It changed to Dehkord (دهکرد) during after the Islamic period because the Arabs are not able to pronounce ZH (ژ) and G (گ).


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