Khomeyn

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Khomeyn
خمين
city
Khomeyn is located in Iran
Khomeyn
Khomeyn
Coordinates: 33°38′32″N 50°04′44″E / 33.64222°N 50.07889°E / 33.64222; 50.07889Coordinates: 33°38′32″N 50°04′44″E / 33.64222°N 50.07889°E / 33.64222; 50.07889
Country  Iran
Province Markazi
County Khomeyn
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 64,031
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+04:30)

Khomeyn (Persian: خمين‎, also Romanized as Khomeīn, Khowmeyn, and Khūmaīn)[1] is a city in and the capital of Khomeyn County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 64,031, in 17,399 families.[2]

Khomeyn is located to the south of the province, in a fertile plain, about 160 kilometres (99 mi) from Qom and 325 kilometres (202 mi) from Tehran. The climate of Khomeyn is a moderate mountainous inclining to a semi-desert one. Winters are cold and summers are moderate. The name of Khomeyn was primarily mentioned in a book named "The History of Prophets and Kings". Subterranean canals (qanats), sewers and its famous fire-temple can be named as some pre-Islamic relics. This town was called the center of Kamareh 200 years ago. Recently, this town has become famous because it is the birthplace of the leader of the Iranian Revolution, Ruhollah Khomeini. His father's house has become an important historical monument.

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  1. ^ Khomeyn can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071137" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.