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  • Iran
  • Kermanshah
  • km²
  • +3:30 UTC
  • IRR
  • KSH
  • Persian
  • 851,405 (2011)


is located in the west part Of Iran. From the population point of view, it is the ninth most populated city in Iran. It is considered as on the main cities in the region. Availability of water and soil resources provides the best situation for agricultural activities. Fertilized fields are situated in cold, moderate and hot cliamates.

History and Culture

The Goutic or Kasi migrants resided in the mountainous territory of the Zagross in the 3rd and fourth millennium BC, ultimately occupying Mesopotamia. According to the Babylonian, Assyrian and Elamite inscriptions, tribes such as Lului, Gouti, Fayeri, Amouda and Parsovariz were settled in the skirts of the Zagross. The Luluis or Lalos (the ancestors of the Lors), in the past inhabited Zahab, Shahr-e-Zoor and Soleimaniyeh. It is for the first time, that "Medes" were mentioned in the attacks of the Assyrians to the jurisdiction of the current Kurdestan. Therefore, it is understood that the Medes were present in the skirts of the Zagross as early as the first millennium BC. Besides the Medes, there were other tribes such as Pars and Kurds in this region. The construction of the city of Kermanshah is related to Bahram Shah Sassanid, the governor of Kerman during his father's reign; hence it was named Kermanshah. The Arabs took hold of the same on their victory over the Iranians in the battle of Nahavand. In the 4th century AH, a minor Kurdish dynasty, named as Hosnaviyeh gained independence in the western sector, and ruled for a period of about 50 years. The large castle of Sermaj, which was constructed near Dinvar, was considered as a seat of power and defense and burial of valuable treasures. In the year 441 AH, Soltan Togrol Saljuqi dispatched a hundred soldiers to take possession of the Sermaj Castle, and captured it after a period of 4 years. During the Saljuqi era, Kermanshah was a thriving city and in order to confront Masoud Saljuqi, the Abbaside Caliph sent forces to this city. In the Mongol period, due to the attack of Helakoo to the city of Baqdad, the city of Kermanshah witnessed heavy damages. During the Teimoorid period, Kermanshah came under the realm of the Hamadan territory. In the 9th and 10th centuries AH, the Ottomans repeatedly attacked Kermanshah.

According to narrations of foreign travelers of the times, Kermanshah was a thriving city with several caravansaries and bridges in the Safavid era. Specially due to the great attention paid by the Safavids to religious pilgrimages, and Kermanshah being en route to Karbala and Najaf, this city thrived to a great extent. During the reign of Nader, the ancient castle of the city was demolished and a new one was constructed. Karim Khan Zand captured the city and in the Qajar period, it came to be known as a center of the western sector and also a seat of government. The son of Fathali Shah, Mohammad Ali Mirza Dowlatshah confronted the Ottomans from this city, and alike other cities of the country, Kermanshah played an important role in the constitutional movement.During the World War I and II, Kermanshah came under the control of foreign powers. Today, this province is a prosperous one, and its provincial capital is the city of Kermanshah. The said province is of the Kurd residing territory of Iran and the Kurdish language has a close tie with the Persian language here, besides being similar grammatically too. The Kurdish language has various dialects, the most outstanding of which are named as, Kalhori, Urami, Sourani (Jafi), Laki and Farsi. The people of the province are of the Aryan race, and their religious beliefs play a vital part in the culture adapted by them. Great poets and writers have arisen from this region.

Kermanshah Main Districts


Abshouran is one of the old neighborhoods of Kermanshah. this district beacuse of passing through of Abshouran river so , called name Abshouran. thid neighborhood from west lead to Modarres avenue , from north lead to Navab safavi street, from east lead to Dr Shariati street and from south lead to Gomnam square.

Barzeh Damagh

One of the old neighborhoods of the old city of Kermanshah. The neighborhood is one of the old villages that Which is formed from a merger of the historic fabric of the city of Kermanshah.today this neighborhood from north lead to Vaziri square, from south lead to Seyed jamal asadabadi , from east lead to Vahedi street and from west lead to Barzeh damagh street.

Feiz Abad

One of the old neighborhoods of the old city of Kermanshah. The neighborhood is one of the old villages that Which is formed from a merger of the historic fabric of the city of Kermanshah.today this neighborhood from north lead to Amiri street , from west lead to Modarres street , from east lead to Jalili street and Agha sheikh hadi square and from south lead to Navab street.

Kermanshah Useful Tips


Best Time To Go

Check out the Kermanshah weather averages before you book your next holiday to Iran. The warmest month in Kermanshah is July with an average maximum temperature of 37°C. The sunniest months are June and July with on average 12 hours of bright sunshine per day. The months with the least number of days with some rain are July, August and September with 0 days.

Local Food

In urban and rural areas and among the tribes of Kermanshah different types of local food can be seen. Out of which we can point out soups, side dishes, broth and different breads, different kinds of Aash, Koofteh Berenji, Khamkoo, Shami Kabab, Shirdaq, Shiriej, Kashkak, Halim Goosht, Qormeh, etc.


Souvenir and Handicraft

Kermanshah since long has been one of the most famous handicrafts centers of Iran. The most important handicrafts and gifts of the province that mainly are produced by the villagers and tribes are: Carpet, Kilim, Jajims or a loosely woven material, Kitchen implements, traditional kitchen wares and wooden articles, Giveh (local shoes), metal engraving, glassware, felt and leather products, and its famous sweet-meat mainly Kak.

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Jamshid hotel in 1385 in one of the pleasant climate and the most beautiful areas opened Kermanshah. Jamshid hotel with modern amenities and services, one of the fashionable hotels in the area.

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Parsian Kermanshah 5 star Hotel is one of 22 well-equipped and luxurious hotels Corp is a company, the commercial and administrative center is the city of Kermanshah.

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