|Elevation||1,784 m (5,853 ft)|
|o Total||7,638 |
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Soltaniyeh (Persian: ?, also Romanized as Soln?yeh, Solneyyeh, Sultaniye, and Sult?n?yeh; also known as Sa'?d?yeh;Latin: Soltania/ Sultania) is the capital city of Soltaniyeh District of Abhar County, Zanjan Province, northwestern Iran.
At the 2006 census, its population was 5,684, in 1,649 families.
Soltaniyeh, located some 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the north-west of Tehran, was built as the capital of Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Iran in the 14th century. Its name which refers to the Islamic ruler title sultan translates loosely as "the Regal". Soltaniyeh was visited by Ruy González de Clavijo, who reported that the city was a hub of silk exportation.
Established on 1 April 1318 as Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese of Soltania (Latin and Curiate Italian) or Soltaniyeh.
Suppressed as residential see around 1450.
(all Roman Rite and European missionary members of the same Latin Order)
Transformed at its suppression as residential see in 1450 into a Latin Titular archbishopric, which was itself suppressed in 1926.
It has had the following incumbents, of both the fitting archiepiscopal (intermediary) and the (lower) episcopal ranks :