city in W Iran: noted for carpets and rugs made there
A city of western Iran west-southwest of Tehran. An ancient city, it was captured by Alexander the Great in 330 BC and later ruled by Seleucid kings, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs (after c. AD 645).x
- a city in western Iran
From Persian همدان (Hamadân), from Middle Persian (Ahmadān), from Old Persian (Hagmatāna-).
- Alternative form of Hamadan.