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Kermanshah

Administration
Full nameKermanshah
Official nameKermanshah
Native nameکرمانشاە
Other nameKirmaşan کرماشان
Settlement typeCity
CountryIran
ProvinceKermanshah
Geography
Elevation4429.1 ft (1350 m)
Demography
Total Population965665 (2005)
Metro (pop.)1350665
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
Area code0831

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Kermanshah ( ، ) is the capital city of Kermanshah Province, located 525 km from Tehran in the western part of Iran. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate. The estimated population of the city is 822,921. The majority of people speak Kurdish and Persian with Kermanshahi dialect. The religion of most of the people is Shi'a Islam. Small numbers of Yarsan, Bahá'ís, Jews, and Armenians also live in Kermanshah.


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