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Baneh

Baneh (Persian: بانه‎; Kurdish: بانه‌‬‎, Bane; also Romanized as Bāneh) is a city and capital of Baneh County, Kurdistan Province, in Iran's western border. Baneh is bordered by Saqqez to the east, Marivan to the south, Sardasht to the west, and is approximately 30 km (18 miles) from the Iraqi province of Iraqi Kurdistan. According to the 2016 census, the city has a population of 115,325. After the cities of Sanandaj, Marivan and Saqqez, Baneh is the fourth largest city in Kurdistan province and the 109th-largest in Iran. Located in the heart of the Zagros Mountains, the vicinity is known for its unique oak forests. The spoken language in the city is Kurdish, but the language which is used in schools and offices is Farsi, since the official language in Iran is Persian Almost everyone in the city are fluent in Farsi.