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سنندج


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The city of Sanandaj is the capital of the Kurdistan province, and is 512 km from Tehran, 1,480 m above sea level. The population of Sanandaj is mainly Kurdish, with an Armenian, Assyrian and Jewish minority. Sanandaj is a rather new city and was built less than 400 years ago by the Ardalan principality in 17th century. Soleyman Khan Ardalan the governor of the region constructed the Sine dijh (Sanandaj Castle) during the Shah Safi period (1629-1642). Touristic Attractions:- Dense forests of the region- Hajar Khatoon Mosque- Edifices of Khosro Abad, Salar Saeed Sanandaj (Museum of anthropology and contemporary arts) and Moshir.- The old houses of Moshiri, Vakil, Asef Vaziri and Sadegh Vaziri- Several historical bridges belonging to the Safavid era- Old bazaars of Sanandaj and Asef belonging to the Safavid era (Wikipedia) - Sanandaj For the administrative subdivision, see Sanandaj County. Sanandaj سنندج Country Province County Bakhsh Elevation Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST) Area code(s) Website
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Sanandaj
Coordinates: 35°18′52″N 46°59′32″E / 35.31444°N 46.99222°E / 35.31444; 46.99222Coordinates: 35°18′52″N 46°59′32″E / 35.31444°N 46.99222°E / 35.31444; 46.99222
 Iran
Kurdistan
Sanandaj
Central
1,538 m (5,046 ft)
311,446
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)
0871
Sanandaj municipality

Sanandaj  pronunciation (help·info) (Persian: سنندج‎, Kurdish: Senne/ Kursan ) is the capital of Kurdish Culture and Kurdistan Province at Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 311,446. Sanandaj is the twenty-third largest city in Iran. Its historical name is "Sena Dezh".

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Society

The economy of Sanandaj is based upon the production of carpets, processed hides and skins, milled rice, refined sugar, woodworking, cotton weaving, metalware and cutlery.

The main landmark of Sanandaj is a fortress dating back to the period of Abbasid rule.

The population of Sanandaj is mainly Kurdish, but the city does also have an Armenian minority.

Climate

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies it as continental Mediterranean (Dsa). Temperatures in Sanandaj range from -8.2 to 35.1 (Celsius). Rainfall varies from 6.0 to 270.0 (mm/month). The average seasonal temperature in Sanandaj is 15.20 C in spring, 25.20 C in summer, 10.40 C in autumn and 1.60 C in winter. In a study, the maximum absolute temperature was found to be 44 C, the minimum absolute -31 C, and the average annual temperature 13.10 C. The average relative humidity was 69% at 06:30 hours and 38% at 12:30 hours. The average annual rainfall was 497.3 mm and the maximum daily, 61 mm. The average number of frosty days was 111.4; and the maximum number of hours of sunshine over the entire year 2,786.2.

Climate data for Sanandaj Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) Average low °C (°F) Precipitation mm (inches) Avg. precipitation days
4.9 (40.8) 6.9 (44.4) 13.1 (55.6) 19.1 (66.4) 25.2 (77.4) 32.3 (90.1) 36.8 (98.2) 36.1 (97) 31.6 (88.9) 23.9 (75) 15.6 (60.1) 8.5 (47.3) 21.2 (70.1)
−6.2 (20.8) −4.8 (23.4) 0.1 (32.2) 4.5 (40.1) 8.2 (46.8) 12.2 (54) 17.1 (62.8) 16.4 (61.5) 10.4 (50.7) 5.8 (42.4) 1.1 (34) −3 (27) 5.2 (41.3)
71.8 (2.827) 67.7 (2.665) 86.9 (3.421) 73.1 (2.878) 42.5 (1.673) 1.8 (0.071) 0.4 (0.016) 0.7 (0.028) 0.8 (0.031) 29.2 (1.15) 57.3 (2.256) 58.4 (2.299) 490.6 (19.315)
12.4 12.0 13.3 12.0 9.0 1.0 0.3 1.0 0.8 5.8 8.2 10.9 86.7
Source: World Meteorological Organisation

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