HAMADĀN, province, governorship, and city located in the Zagros region of western Persia.

i. Geography.

ii. Population.

iii. Historical geography.

iv. Urban plan.

v. History, pre-Islamic period. See ECBATANA.

vi. History, Islamic period.

vii. Monuments.

viii. Jewish community.

ix. Jewish dialect.

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Originally Published: December 15, 2003

Last Updated: April 18, 2012

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