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Central Western Iran is in Western Iran. It is made up of 6 provinces:

  • Hamadan
  • Ilam
  • Kermanshah
  • Kurdistan
  • Markazi
  • Qazvin


Map of Central Western Iran
  • 1 Arak — an industrial city with a number of historical sites and museums
  • 2 Hamadan — one of the oldest cities in Western Iran
  • 3 Ilam — a largely Kurdish city with many traditional buildings
  • 4 Kermanshah — its climate is mild and it has many natural and historical sights
  • 5 Lalejin — the heartland of pottery and ceramics in Iran
  • 6 Mahallat — a place of culture and warm mineral water
  • 7 Qazvin — a base for visiting the mountains of Alborz or the remains of Hasan-e-Sabah's castle Alamut, from where he ruled the assassins order, a medieval terrorist organisation
  • 8 Rijab — a recreational and tourist area full of water and greenery and mountains
  • 9 Sanandaj — its old bazaar is noted as a place to buy Kurdish handicrafts
  • 10 Tafresh — a small academic city that was an important centre of Zoroastrianism
  • 11 Takestan — an agricultural community known for its vineyards

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Persian, Kurdish and Azeri.

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  • 1 Cultural Landscape of Hawraman/Uramanat. A world heritage site. The valley has been the home of the Kurdish Hawrami people since around 3000 BCE.




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