Hamadan Travel Guide

Travel Guide to Hamadan

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General Information

Hamadan is the capital city of Hamadan Province of Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 473,149, in 127,812 families. Hamadan is believed to be among the oldest Iranian cities. It is possible that it was occupied by the Assyrians in 1100 BCE; the Ancient Greek historian, Herodotus, states that it was the capital of the Medes, around 700 BCE.

Hamadan has a green mountainous area in the foothills of the 3,574-meter Alvand Mountain, in the midwest part of Iran. The city is 1,850 meters above sea level.

The special nature of this old city and its historic sites attract tourists during the summer to this city, located approximately 360 kilometres (220 miles) southwest of Tehran.The main symbols of this city are the Ganj Nameh inscription, the Avicenna monument and the Baba Taher monument. The majority of the population is Persian; however, there is a considerable Azerbaijani minority.

Get in and around

There is a daily flight from and to Tehran.

Hamadan is well-served by highways. There are good routes from the capital Tehran and some major cities. A hired car can be usefull and inexpensive.

There are buses from Tehran and other major cities.

A train station is at Malayer which is about an hour by car.

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When to visit?

In Hamadan city, the climate is warm and temperate. The rain in Hamadan falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. This climate is considered to be Csa according to the Köppen-Geiger climate classification. The temperature here averages 18.4 °C. About 811 mm of precipitation falls annually. The driest month is June. There is 0 mm of precipitation in June. In February, the precipitation reaches its peak, with an average of 167 mm.With an average of 31.9 °C, July is the warmest month. At 5.3 °C on average, January is the coldest month of the year in Hamadan. The precipitation varies 167 mm between the driest month and the wettest month. The variation in annual temperature is around 26.6 °C.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High/Low temperatures
-9°
-6°
13°
-1°
18°
23°
30°
12°
34°
15°
34°
14°
29°
22°
12°
-5°
Chance of precipitation
20%
16%
16%
18%
10%
4%
3%
1%
2%
8%
17%
14%

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