Qom

Qom

Qom (Persian: قم; [ɢom] ⓘ)[a] is a city in the Central District of Qom County, Qom province, Iran, serving as capital of the province, the county, and the district.[4] It is the seventh largest metropolis[5] and also the seventh largest city in Iran.[6] The city is 140 km (87 mi) to the south of Tehran,[7] and on the banks of the Qom River. At the 2006 census, its population was 957,496 in 241,827 households.[8] The following census in 2011 counted 1,074,036 people in 299,752 households.[9] The 2016 census showed a population of 1,201,158 people in 356,976 households.[1]