Sanandaj

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Sanandaj
سنندج
city
Sanandaj at night.jpg
Official seal of Sanandaj
Seal
Sanandaj is located in Iran
Sanandaj
Sanandaj
Coordinates: 35°18′52″N 46°59′32″E / 35.31444°N 46.99222°E / 35.31444; 46.99222Coordinates: 35°18′52″N 46°59′32″E / 35.31444°N 46.99222°E / 35.31444; 46.99222
Country  Iran
Province Kurdistan
County Sanandaj
Bakhsh Central
Government
 • Mayor Kamyab Shadman
Elevation 1,538 m (5,046 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 311,446
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 0871
Website Sanandaj municipality

Sanandaj About this sound pronunciation  (Persian: سنندج‎, Kurdish: Senne/ Kursan ) is the capital of Kurdish Culture and Kurdistan Province at Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 311,446.[1] Sanandaj is the twenty-third largest city in Iran. Its historical name is "Sena Dezh".

Society[edit]

The economy of Sanandaj is based upon the production of carpets, processed hides and skins, milled rice, refined sugar, woodworking, cotton weaving, metalware and cutlery.

The main landmark of Sanandaj is a fortress dating back to the period of Abbasid rule.

The population of Sanandaj is mainly Kurdish, but the city does also have an Armenian minority.[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies it as continental Mediterranean (Dsa). Temperatures in Sanandaj range from -8.2 to 35.1 (Celsius). Rainfall varies from 6.0 to 270.0 (mm/month). The average seasonal temperature in Sanandaj is 15.20 C in spring, 25.20 C in summer, 10.40 C in autumn and 1.60 C in winter. In a study, the maximum absolute temperature was found to be 44 C, the minimum absolute -31 C, and the average annual temperature 13.10 C. The average relative humidity was 69% at 06:30 hours and 38% at 12:30 hours. The average annual rainfall was 497.3 mm and the maximum daily, 61 mm. The average number of frosty days was 111.4; and the maximum number of hours of sunshine over the entire year 2,786.2.

Climate data for Sanandaj
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.9
(40.8)
6.9
(44.4)
13.1
(55.6)
19.1
(66.4)
25.2
(77.4)
32.3
(90.1)
36.8
(98.2)
36.1
(97)
31.6
(88.9)
23.9
(75)
15.6
(60.1)
8.5
(47.3)
21.2
(70.1)
Average low °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−4.8
(23.4)
0.1
(32.2)
4.5
(40.1)
8.2
(46.8)
12.2
(54)
17.1
(62.8)
16.4
(61.5)
10.4
(50.7)
5.8
(42.4)
1.1
(34)
−3
(27)
5.2
(41.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 71.8
(2.827)
67.7
(2.665)
86.9
(3.421)
73.1
(2.878)
42.5
(1.673)
1.8
(0.071)
0.4
(0.016)
0.7
(0.028)
0.8
(0.031)
29.2
(1.15)
57.3
(2.256)
58.4
(2.299)
490.6
(19.315)
Avg. precipitation days 12.4 12.0 13.3 12.0 9.0 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.8 5.8 8.2 10.9 86.7
Source: World Meteorological Organisation

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