[ham-uh-dan; Persian ha-ma-dahn] /ˈhæm əˌdæn; Persian hæ mæˈdɑn/

a city in W Iran.
city in W central Iran, at an altitude of over 1830 m (6000 ft): changed hands several times from the 17th century between Iraq, Persia, and Turkey; trading centre. Pop: 508 000 (2005 est)


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