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Qom Province (Persian: استان قم‎, Ostān-e Qom ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran with 11,237 km², covering 0.89% of the total area in Iran. It is in the north of the country, and its provincial capital is the city of Qom. It was formed from part of Tehran Province in 1995. In 2005, this province had a population of approximately 2,000,000 out of which 91.2% resided in urban areas and 8.8% in rural vicinities. ...see more The province contains one city, four counties, nine rural districts, and 256 villages.
The climate of Qom province varies between a desert and semi-desert climate, and comprises mountainous areas, foothills and plains. Due to being located near an arid region and far inland, it experiences a dry climate, with low humidity and scanty rainfall. Thus, agriculture is not possible in most of its areas, especially near the salt lake regions. Qom province has two large salt lakes, namely: Howz e Soltan Lake, which lies 36 km due north of Qom, and Namak Lake, which lies 80 km due east of Qom. Nearly a fifth of Namak Lake lies within Qom province.

Qom is thought to have existed in pre-Islamic ages. Archeological discoveries indicate Qom as a residential area from the 5th millennium BCE. According to the pre-Islamic remaining relics and historical texts, Qom was a large city. 'Kom' was the name of the ancient rampart of the city of Qom, thus, the Arabs called it Qom.

Today, Qom is considered one of the focal centers of the Shiite sect of Islam. Its theological center and the Holy Shrine of Hazrat Ma'soomeh are prominent features of the provincial capital of Qom. Outside the city is Jamkaran, another site of religious pilgrimages.
Qom has at times again been considered as a possible candidate for moving the political capital of Iran, as Tehran faces an increasing probability of an overdue major earthquake and is notorious for its pollution and traffic congestion. But business and economic base of Tehran opposes any such moves.

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Qom's Tourist attractions

Namak Lake ( Daryacheh-ye Namak -  Salt Lake

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Namak Lake (Daryacheh-ye Namak) (Persian for Salt Lake) is a salt lake in Iran. It is located approximately 100 km (62 mi) east of the City of Qom at an elevation of 790 metres (2,590 ft) above sea level. The lake has a surface area of about 1800 km², but most of this is dry. Water only...

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Hoz-e Soltan Lake

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The lake which also known as Saveh, Qom, and Shahi lake covers an area of 2400 sq. km is situated on the south of Alborz mountain chain.Its distance from Tehran-Qom highway is about 7 km. Various streams enter the lakecrossing salty and brackish grounds. But there is no rich and full wa...

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Fatima Masumeh Shrine

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The shrine of Fatema Mæ'sume (sister of Imām ʻAlī ibn-Mūsā Riđā) is located in Qom which is considered by Shia Muslims to be the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad. Much of the shrine complex was first built by Shah Abbas I in the early 17th century. The shrine has attracted ...

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Jamkaran Mosque

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Jamkaran is located on the outskirts of Qom, and is the site of the Jamkaran Mosque, a popular pilgrimage site for Shi'ite Muslims. Local belief has it that the Twelfth Imam (Muhammad al-Mahdi) — a messiah figure Shia believe will lead the world to an era of universal peace — once appea...

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Baq-e Gonbad Sabz ( Darvazeh Kashan )

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In the vicinity of the 'Baq-e-Gonbad Sabz', which is a small garden to the east of the city, are three relics dating to the 8th century AH. This vicinity is reputedly known as Darvazeh Kashan and so too its domes. According to inscriptions two of these are the tombs of ancient commander...

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Stone castle inn

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Ghale Sangi Caravansary belongs to Saljooghian era and is located in Qom Township, Mohammad Abad Kaj Village. This stony building used to be a caravansary in times of peace and be a military fortress in war. The castle is so simple with31 rooms. The rooms are directly connected with fr...

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Vashnouh village

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Deyr Gachin Caravansary

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Qom's Goods And Crops

Carpet

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Qom or Qum rugs are made in the Qom Province of Iran, southwest of Tehran. The silk carpets of Qom are known for their high quality and have the most small dotted ones in Iran. The quality of Qom rugs and carpets varies. Newer ones are much better in quality and pattern. Most high qual...

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Marva Bafi ( Bamboo Mat Weaving )

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Ceramics and Pottery

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Pottery is the ceramic material which makes up potterywares,of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery (plural "potteries"). Pottery also refers to the art or craft of the potter or the manufacture of p...

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Glazed Tile work

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The beautiful Islamic art of glazed tile work greatly impresses its every viewer and is the creation of the expert craftsmen in Qum who by their artistic works create these masterpieces of Islamic art and culture. Reference : masoumeh.com ...

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Sohan ( Sowhan - Pistachio Brittles )

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Sohan or Sowhan (Pistachio Brittles ) is a traditional Iranian saffron brittle toffee. It is primarily produced in the cities of Qom and Esfahan. Its ingredients consist of wheat sprout, flour, egg yolks, rose water, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, saffron, cardamom and slivers of almon...

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