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For the administrative subdivision, see Khomeyni Shahr County. For the village in Hormozgan Province, see Khomeyni Shahr, Hormozgan.
Khomeyni Shahr
خميني شهر
city
Khomeyni Shahr is located in Iran
Khomeyni Shahr
Khomeyni Shahr
Coordinates: 32°42′01″N 51°31′16″E / 32.70028°N 51.52111°E / 32.70028; 51.52111Coordinates: 32°42′01″N 51°31′16″E / 32.70028°N 51.52111°E / 32.70028; 51.52111
Country  Iran
Province Isfahan
County Khomeyni Shahr
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 218,737
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Khomeyni Shahr (Persian: خميني شهر‎, also Romanized as Khomeynī Shahr and Khomeynīshahr; from the 1930s until 1979, known as Homāyūnshahr (Persian: همایون‌شهر) and Homayoon Shahr; known as Sedeh - (Persian: سده) prior to the 1930s)[1] is a city in and the capital of Khomeyni Shahr County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 218,737, in 57,551 families.[2]

Khomeyni Shahr is now part of the Isfahan Metropolitan area.

The town was originally known as Sedeh. In the 1930s, the name was changed to Homayunshahr. After the Iranian Revolution of 1979, the city was renamed again to Khomeyni Shahr (meaning "City of Khomeyni"), in honor of Ayatollah Khomeini. Locals have continued to refer to the city as Sedeh.

History[edit]

It is commonly believed that the original name, Sedeh (Persian: سده), is derived from Seh-degh, meaning "three castles" in Persian, ("degh" (دژ) means "castle"), and is linked to the formation of the town by the growth of three neighbouring castles. The three main castles of Kohan Degh, Gar Degh, and .... Degh (locally pronounced kohan degh, gar dar and ...).

It is commonly believed that Seh-degh was a Sassanian military base and an old fireplace (atash gah) based on top of the mountain near the town.

The three main villages of Khouzan (locally pronounced Khizoon), Foroushan (the origin of Foroushan was Parishan (pari (angel) + voshan (face))), and Varnosfaderan (Venesfohoon) remain identifiable parts of the city. However, there are in fact five former villages forming identifiable parts of the town. This has led to the argument that the name may be linked to the ancient Persian festival of Sadeh.

The name change to Homayunshahr took place during the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi. The name literally means "auspicious or august city", but Homayun was also a title of the Shah and so the name was seen as being linked with the Pahlavi dynasty. Thus, after the revolution of 1979, the city was renamed again, this time to be called after Ayatollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution.

University

The Islamic Azad University of Khomeinyshahr is one of the most promising Iranian universities in various fields, especially in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering..
Islamic Azad University Of Khomeiny Shahr

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khomeyni Shahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "6013273" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 

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