Hamedan or (Hamadan) is the capital city of Hamedan Province. At the 2011 census, its population was 525,794 people.

Hamedan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities and one of the oldest in the world. It is possible that it was occupied by the Assyrians in 1100 BCE; the Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, stated that it was the capital of the Medes, around 700 BCE.

Hamedan has a green mountainous area in the foothills of the 3,574-meter Alvand Mountain, in the midwest part of Iran. The city is 1,850 meters above sea level.

The special nature of this old city and its historic sites attract tourists during the summer.  This city located approximately 360 kilometers (220 miles) southwest of Tehran.



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