Kermanshah Travel Guide

Travel Guide to Kermanshah

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General Information

Kermanshah the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525 kilometres (326 miles) from Tehran in the western part of Iran. According to the 2011 census, its population is 851,405. People mostly speak Southern Kurdish. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate. Kermanshah is the largest Kurdish-speaking city in Iran.

Based on Wikipedia, Kermanshah is one of the western agricultural core of Iran that produces grain, rice, vegetable, fruits, and oilseeds, however Kermanshah is emerging as a fairly important industrial city; there are two industrial centers with more than 256 manufacturing units in the suburb of the city. These industries include petrochemical refinery, textile manufacturing, food processing, carpet making, sugar refining, and the production of electrical equipment and tools. Kermanshah Oil Refining Company (KORC) established in 1932 by British companies, is one of the major industries in the city. After recent changes in Iraq, Kermanshah has become one of the main importing and exporting gates of Iran.

Get in and around

Kermanshah has an international airport that can be reached from some airports in Iran, especially from and to Tehran, and Mashhad.

You can use taxi, however the easiest way to travel is via a hired car and its not expencive.

There are buses to Kermanshah from Tehran and other major cities. for getting around Kermanshah has an simple bus network with two terminals in the Azadi Square.

There is connections between Kermanshah and Tehran so you can buy a train ticket.

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When to visit?

The most popular time to travel is during the spring and autumn. Kermanshah's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The winters are rainier than the summers in Kermanshah. The climate here is classified as Csa by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature is 13.3 °C in Kermanshah. The average annual rainfall is 437 mm. The least amount of rainfall occurs in June. The average in this month is 0 mm. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in March, with an average of 76 mm.The temperatures are highest on average in July, at around 25.9 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 1.3 °C. The variation in the precipitation between the driest and wettest months is 76 mm. The variation in temperatures throughout the year is 24.6 °C.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High/Low temperatures
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10°
-2°
15°
21°
27°
34°
13°
38°
17°
38°
17°
33°
12°
26°
17°
10°
-1°
Chance of precipitation
21%
20%
18%
19%
11%
1%
0%
0%
2%
7%
15%
16%

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