Avaj (Persian: آوج, also Romanized as Aveh and Avej) is a city in and capital of Avaj District, in Buin Zahra County, Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 3,695, in 1,042 families. Avaj lies 130 miles (210 km) west of Tehran along Road 37, about 20 kilometres south by road from Abgarm. It is located in Qazvin province and has an estimated population of 3,600. It lies in an agricultural area. Avaj was near the epicenter of the 2002 Iran earthquake and thus was severely affected by it, with roughly half the town being razed.Chubineh (Persian: چوبينه, also Romanized as Chūbīneh) is a village in Shahidabad Rural District, Avaj District, Buin Zahra County, Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 164, in 53 families.