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Sanandaj

Administration
Full nameSanandaj
Official nameSanandaj
Native nameسنندج
Settlement typecity
CountryIran
ProvinceKurdistan
CountySanandaj
BakhshCentral
Geography
Elevation5045.9 ft (1538 m)
Demography
Total Population311446 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code0871

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Sanandaj ( , also Romanized as Sinandij; also known as Senna (Persian: سِنَّ or سِنِّه), also Romanized as Senneh and Sinneh) is a city in and the capital of Kurdistan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 311,446, in 81,380 families.

The economy of Sanandaj is based upon the production of carpets, processed hides and skins, milled rice, refined sugar, woodworking, cotton weaving, metalware and cutlery.

The main landmark of Sanandaj is a fortress dating back to the period of Abbasid rule.

The population of Sanandaj is mainly Kurdish, there is an Armenian minority.


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