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Geography and History

Hamadan province is located in the western part of the country with an area of more than 19000 square kilometers. It is bounded on the north by the province of Zanjan, on the south by Lorestan, on the east by the central province and on the west by Kermanshah and Kurdistan. Hamadan is a beautiful highland covered with huge mountains and green slopes, farmlands, pastures, snowcapped peaks and fertile valleys under a blue sky.
The highest and the most famous peak in Hamadan is Alvand with a height of 3574 meters and a legenday and historical fame no less than of Damavand . Hamadan is a cold province with long winters where there is the mountains for eight months of the year. This give the province very mild summers and a green natural setting .
According to the latest statistical surveys, Hamadan province’s population is 1,650,000 of various ethnic origins with their own special cultures and traditions.
Almost all the population is muslim . In different areas they speak Persian (Farsi), Turkish, Lori, Laki and Kurdish however, all of them understand and speak persian.
The population of Hamadan privince is distributed in the 6 cities of Hamadan (the capital of the province),Malayer, Nahavand, Twiserkan, Kabudarahang and Assadabad as well as their various districts and villages.
The occupation of city dwellers is either administrative or industrial services and in other parts of the province agriculture constitutes the people’s main business.
The capital city of the province is linked by main roads, to Qazvin, Tehran , Kermanshah (and the western parts of the country), Malayer, Borujerd (and the southern areas) and Saveh (and the country’s central regions). Let’s begin the visit to Hamadan province.

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