Hamadan

Hamadan

[ham-uh-dan; Persian ha-ma-dahn]
noun
a city in W Iran.
Ancient Ecbatana.
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Hamadān or Hamedān (ˈhæməˌdæn)
 
n
city in W central Iran, at an altitude of over 1830 m (6000 ft): changed hands several times from the 17th century between Iraq, Persia, and Turkey; trading centre. Pop: 508 000 (2005 est)
 
Hamedān or Hamedān
 
n

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hamadan

city, west-central Iran, at the northeastern foot of Mount Alvand (11,716 feet [3,571 metres]), in Hamadan ostan (province). Itself at an elevation of 6,158 feet (1,877 metres), the city dominates the wide, fertile plain of the upper Qareh Su River. There is a sizable Turkish-speaking minority.

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