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Khomein is located in Iran
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
519 m (1,703 ft)
 (2016 Census)
 • Total74,256 [1]
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRDT)

Khomein (Persian: خمين‎, also Romanized as Khowmeyn)[2] is a city and capital of Khomeyn County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2015 census, its population was 76,706 in 17,399 families.[3]

Khomein 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 Khomein 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.[citation needed] His father's house has become an important historical monument.[citation needed]

The birthplace of Ayatollah Khomeini in Khomeyn.

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  2. ^ 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".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.