ShahreKord is the capital city of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province. It is the largest city in the province and is 90 km away from Iran’s third-largest city, Isfahan.
The city is populated by Persians, Lurs and Turkic people.
Shahr-e Kord, at face value, seems to mean “City of the Kurds”. In antiquity, the place had been called “Dezh Gord”, where dezh means “fortress” and gord means “hero”.
After the Muslim conquest of Persia, the name changed to “Deh Kord” dezh was reinterpreted as deh meaning “village” and gord became kord because the Arabic alphabet lacks the letter “g”. In 1935, the name was finally changed to its present form with deh being replaced with shahr meaning “city”, which better reflects the size of Shahr-e Kord
Coins have been found in Shahr-e Kord dating back to the Sassanian and Parthian era.