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Dari Lu

Dari Lu
Village during construction boom of 2011.
Village during construction boom of 2011.
Dari Lu is located in Iran
Dari Lu
Dari Lu
Coordinates: 39°05′59″N 46°51′25″E / 39.09972°N 46.85694°E / 39.09972; 46.85694
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Khoda Afarin
Bakhsh Minjavan
Rural District Minjavan-e Sharqi
Population (2006)
 • Total 429
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
The village before reconstruction (August 2006)

Dari Lu (Persian: دریلو‎) (also known as Dirili)[1] is a village in Minjavan-e Sharqi Rural District, Minjavan District, Khoda Afarin County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 429, in 84 families.[2] According to a more recent reliable statistics the population is 399 people in 102 families, which indicates a significant increase in the number of households while population is declining.[3]

In the wake of White Revolution (early 1960s) a clan of Mohammad Khanlu tribe, comprising 40 households, used Derilou as their winter quarters.[4]

At present, most inhabitants are farmers. Still, during hot days of late spring and summer they move to tents in Chaparli summer camp to provide relatively large sheep herds of the village with better grazing opportunity.

Before the 1940s the village enjoyed relative fame as the seat of Hossein Khan Leysi, who was a feudal from the ruling family of the Mohammad Khanlu tribe. After the Khan's second marriage to a commoner girl from upland region, he moved to Abbasabad, and Derilou lost its former importance. Still the Khan's sons married and the family was expanded. At present half of the village's inhabitants are descendants of Hossein Khan.


  1. ^ Dari Lu can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3059485" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-11. Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  4. ^ P. Oberling, “The Tribes of Qarāca Dāġ,” Oriens 17, 1964, p. 69