The town of Khomeyn is located to the south of the province, in a fertile plain. The climate is moderate mountainous inclining to a semi-desert. Winters are cold and summers are moderate. This city lies at a distance of 323 km. from Tehran. The name "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. The town is currently famous as the birthplace of Ruhollah_Khomeini, leader of the Islamic Revolution. His father's house has become an important historical monument.