Kermanshah Province is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the west of the country, bordering Iraq. Between 1979 and the 1990s, the province was known as Bakhtaran.
Kermanshah province covers an area of 24434.25 sq km. It is bounded on the north by the province of Kurdistan, on the south by the provinces of Lorestan and Ilam, on the east by Hamadan and on the west by Iraq.
Kemanshah consists of 14 counties: Dalaho County, Gilan-e-gharb County, Harsin County, Islamabad-e-gharb County, Javanrud County, Kangavar County, Kermanshah County, Paveh County, Qasr-e-Shirin County, Ravansar county, Sahneh County, Sarpol-e-Zahab County, Solas-e-Babajani County, Sonqor County.
Major cities and towns in Kermanshah Province: Kermanshah, Eslamabad-e Gharb, Paveh, Harsin, Kangavar, Sonqor, Javanrood, Salas-e-babajani, Ravansar, Dalahoo, Gilan-Gharb, Sahneh, Qasr-e Shirin, Sarpol-e-Zahab.
As Kermanshah is situated between two cold and warm regions enjoys a moderate climate. It has a moderate and mountainous climate. It rains most in winter and is moderately warm in summer. The annual rainfall is 500 mm. The average temperature in the hottest months is above 22 °C.
Persian and Kurdish are the main languages spoken in the province with some Arab and Turk minorities.
Kermanshah lends its name to a type of Persian carpet named after the region. It also has famous sweets made of rice, locally known as Nân berendji. The other famous Kermanshahi good is a special kind of oil, locally known as Rune Dan and globally in Iran known as Roghan Kermanshahi. The Giveh of Kermanshah known as Klash is the highest quality Giveh.
The economy of Kermanshah is mainly on agriculture, the products of which are wheat, oat and various fruits. Animal husbandry, apiculture and fishing are the other industries there. In addition to these, its chemical, textile and food industries are of considerable development. Post offices, telephones, libraries and hotels are within easy reach of all visitors.
It is cold in the mountainous regions and mild in the plains. The most well-known mountains of Kermanshah are Kooh-e-sefid, Paru, Bazi Deraz. The Plains are in Kangavar, Sahneh and Islam Abad districts. These broad plains are watered by rivers such as Dinor, Khorram Rood, Gamasyab and Gharasu.
Now a highway links Kermanshah with Tehran, and between different cities of the province there are highways and suitable roads. Kermanshah airport, having regular flights between Kermanshah, Tehran and other provinces, is an important centre for transportation.
- Taq-e Bostan
- Mo'avenalmolk Mosque
- Khaja Barookh's House