Hamadan Tourism

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Hamadān (pronounced [Hæmædɒːn]) or Hamedān (Persian: همدان‎‎, Hamadān) (Old Persian: Haŋgmetana, Ecbatana) 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 and one of the oldest in the world. 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.

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Facts and Stats for Hamadan*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hamadan

    Know the pollution level of Hamadan before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 25 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Hamadan: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hamadan for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hamadan.

    • Burglary and Theft 34.38 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 50 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 65.63 (High)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 84.38 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.38 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Living in Hamadan - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 59.79 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 45 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 25.54 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 33.33 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.81 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 43.72 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hamadan

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hamadan

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.23 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 27.78 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 96.49 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.21 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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