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Khorramabad

Administration
Full nameKhorramabad
Official nameKhorramabad
Native nameخرم آباد
Settlement typecity
CountryIran
ProvinceLorestan
CountyKhorramabad
BakhshCentral
Demography
Total Population328544 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)

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Khorramabad ( - Khorram Abād, Luri: خورمووه - Xormuve; also Romanized as Khorramābād, Khoramabad, Khurramabad, Khorram Abad and Khur Ramābād) is a city in and capital of Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 328,544, in 75,945 families. Khorramabad is situated in the Zagros Mountains. Khorramabad Airport is 3 km south of the city proper.

The city population is predominantly Lur and Lak, although the two groups are closely related.

Although not a major tourist destination, it is quite scenic and possesses several attractions, such as 5 Paleolithic cave-dwelling sites. In the city center, a tall citadel called Falak-ol-Aflak (The Heaven of Heavens), a relic of the Sassanid era, is now a nationally popular museum.

Economically, it is the regional base of the agricultural industry.

Khorramabad has what is classed under the Köppen climate classification as a Mediterranean climate (Csa), owing to its high altitude making it much wetter than lowland cities like Baghdad or cities more shielded from the Zagros Mountains like Esfahan and Tehran. It remains extremely hot in the summer even with very low humidity, but the winter is sufficiently wet for rainfed agriculture, though much colder than classic Mediterranean climates.








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