Javanroud


Javanroud

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Javanrud ( _fa. جوانرود) is a city in the Kermanshah province of Iran.

Although "Javanroud" literally in Persian means "the young river" or "the river of the young", but the name of the city actually originates from "Javan roud" which means "river of Jav or Jafs" the traditional name of local inhabitants, who are descendants of the Jaf tribe and speak Sorani Kurdish. An older name of Javanrud was "Alani".

Description

This county is bounded in the north and west to Paveh, in the south-east to Rawansar, in the south-west to Islam-Abad and Sarpol-e-zahab. According to 1375 census, Javanroud had a population of 73317 people. It consists of two districts: central and Javanroud, and six townships. The town of Javanroud 79 kilometers north of Kermanshah is 1300 meters above sea level.

Tourist attractions

The castle of Javanrood, Kawat Cave, Quri Qaleh Cave,Ravansar spring, The triple Moosa (Jews) mounds, Ravansar rock tombs (Taq-e Farhad).

34° 47′ N 46° 31′ E / 34.79, 46.52Javanroud

ee also

*Rawansar
*Paveh


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