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Hamadan Province

Hamadan Province
Hamedan Province (Persian: استان همدان‎, Ostān-e Hamadān ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Its center is Hamedan city. The province of Hamedan covers an area of 19,546 km². In the year 1996, Hamedan province had a population of approximately 1.7 million people.
Other major cities of Hamedan province are: Toyserkan, Nahavand, Malayer, Asad Abad, Bahar, Razan, Kabudrahang.
The province has a population of over 1,820,000 million. (As of 2008) The province is divided into 8 Shahrestans (≈counties), which in turn are divided into 23 Bakhshs (≈districts) in total. These divisions are shown on the map as well as the center of each county and the neighbor provinces.

Geography
The province lies in an elevated region, with the 'Alvand' mountains, running from the north west to the south west. These are part of the Zagros mountain range of Iran.
Hamedan enjoys temperate warm summers and relatively cold winters.



Demographics and languages
Malayer county has a population of around 310,000 people, Nahavand county has a population of 200,000 people, Hamadan County has a population of 700,000 thousand people, Tooserkan and Asadabad each have a population of around 150,000, Kabutare ahang, Razan, and Bahar each have a population of between 120,000 - 140,000 people. Kurdish, Azeri, Luri, and Persian language are spoken amongst the people of Hamadan Province, where Azeri is more popular in northern and eastern areas and Kurdish are mostly spoken in the west. In the central parts like Hamadan County and parts of Tooserkan, Persian is more common. Luri is spoken in southern parts of Malayer country and all of Nahavand.[2]
According to the survey of 1997, the population of province was 1677957. Based on official statistics of 1997, the population of the city and Hamadan county was 563444 peoples.
Languages
•    Persian language: Majority af Hamadan city and country centers [3][4]
•    Azeri: Most people living in the north and eastern of province and west of Hamadan city (562 villages of province)[3][4]
•    Luri: Most people living in the southern of province in Malayer, Nahavand and Samen (255 villages of province-Luri and Lak) [3][4]
•    Kurdish: Most people living in the west of province. (159 villages of province) [3][4]
Economy
Hamedan province's GDP, in market price in 2008 was 41645 billion Rials, which comprises share of nearly about 1/46 out of the whole (general) GDP in Iran. Also in a comparison between the GDPand the population in 2008, the number was 39900 and this number was 24500 in the province.
Hamedan Province has 1.7 billion tons of proven mineral reserves.So far, 28 minerals have been discovered in the province.



This Province  has a favourable condition for the cultivation of garlic. Due to the high consumption and external demand for garlic in the European as well as Persian Gulf countries, the export of this product is quite considerable.
On the year 1375, out of total 1243.8 tons of garlic exported from the country, about 1134.7 tons belonged to Hamadan province.




Attractions
The Cultural Heritage of Iran lists 442 sites of historical and cultural significance located in Hamedan, thus making the province a rich one in terms of historical attractions.
Some of the most popular sites are:
1.    Tomb of Baba Taher the poet
2.    Ganj Nameh inscriptions of Darius The Great
3.    Tomb of Esther and Mordechai
4.    Ali Sadr (Ardeles) cave
5.    Tomb of Avicenna
6.    Waterfall of Ganjnameh
7.    Stone Lion of Hamedan
8.    Abass Abad jangle(Baugh)
9.    Qorban Building
10.    Alavian Tomb
11.    Eram Park
12.    Hegmatane (Ekbatan) City of 5000 years ago
13.    Imam(pahlavi) Sq
14.    Alvand Mountain
15.    Grand Bazzar of Mozafarieh

 

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