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Qom () (Persian: قم‎‎), also spelled as Ghom, is the 8th largest city in Iran. It lies 125 kilometres (78 mi) by road southwest of Tehran and is the capital of Qom Province. At the 2011 census its population was 1,074,036 (957,496 at the 2006 census, in 241,827 families), comprising 545,704 men and 528,332 women. It is situated on the banks of the Qom River. Qom enjoys a dry and warm climate with low annual rainfall due to remoteness from the sea and being situated in the vicinity of desert. Qom is considered holy by Shi`a Islam, as it is the site of the shrine of Fatema Mæ'sume, sister of Imam `Ali ibn Musa Rida (Persian Imam Reza, 789–816 AD). The city is the largest center for Shi'a scholarship in the world, and is a significant destination of pilgrimage. Qom is famous for a brittle toffee called "Sohan" (Persian:سوهان), considered a souvenir of the city and sold by 2,000 to 2,500 "Sohan" shops. Qom has developed into a lively industrial centre owing in part to its proximity to Tehran. It is a regional centre for the distribution of petroleum and petroleum products, and a natural gas pipeline from Bandar Anzali and Tehran and a crude-oil pipeline from Tehran run through Qom to the Abadan refinery on the Persian Gulf. Qom gained additional prosperity when oil fields were discovered at Sarajeh near the city in 1956 and a large refinery was built between Qom and Tehran.

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A place in Iran, Qom is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Tour packages of Qom are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Qom*

  • Pollution Statistics in Qom

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

    • Air Pollution 83.33 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 100 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 87.5 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • Qom: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Qom - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 82.81 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 90.23 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.09 (Moderate)
    • 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 Qom

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.68 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.08 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 99.41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 33.23 USD

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

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