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Kermanshah or Kermashan (Persian: کرمانشاه, Kermānshāh; Kurdish: کرماشان, Kirmaşan), is the capital city of Kermanshah Province, 525 km from Tehran in the western part of Iran and it is about 120 km from the border of Iraq. Kermanshah has a continental climate. The estimated population of the city is 822,921 (year 2005), and the majority of the inhabitants speak Persian as well as Kurdish. The religion of the people is diverse, but Muslims are leading in the number.