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Khorramabad, Iran.
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Khorramabad, Iran.

City in western Iran with 300,000 inhabitants (2005 estimate), in a river gab in the Lorestan mountains. Khorramabad is the capital of Lorestan Province with 1.8 million inhabitants (2005 estimate) and an area of 28,392 km².
It is the trade center of a mountainous region where fruit, grain and wool are produced. It is a summer market for the nomadic Lor tribes.
Khorramabad has an active bazaar, and its major landmark is the Black Fortress, which was the seat of the governors of Lorestan between 1155 and 1600.




By Tore Kjeilen