Qom (Persian قم / ɢom / ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It lies in the north of the country and the city has the same name as the capital of Qom.
In the province of 1,040,681 people ( 2006 census ) The area of the province covers 11,526 square kilometers. The population density is 90 inhabitants per square kilometer.
The Qom province was founded in 1995, as a part of Tehran province was split.
The Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization ( ICHO ) recorded in the province of Qom, 195 places of historical and cultural importance. Among other things, include the following locations this:
- Caves of Kahák
- Caves of Vaschnuh
- Salt lake Howz e Soltan
- Great Salt Lake Namak
- Mar'aschi - Najafi Library, with over 500,000 handwritten texts and copies.
- Astaneh - Moqaddaseh Museum
- Qom Bazaar
- Feyzieh Seminary
- Hasrat -e- Masrumeh Mosque
- Jamkaran Mosque
- GhomJame' Mosque
- Qum Atiq Mosque
- A'zam Mosque
- Shrine of Hazrat Masoumeh
Special products are pottery, glass and cotton textiles; important agricultural commodities are cereals, cotton, fruit, nuts and poppy seeds. In the province there are gas and oil fields. Located near the city of Qom at 34 ° 39 'north latitude and 50 ° 54' east longitude is a missile test site of the Iranian military.
- Mofid University
- Islamic Azad University of Qom
- University of Qom
- Payam Noor University of Qom
- The Research Institute of Hawzeh va Daneshgah
- Computer Research Center of Islamic Sciences, Qom
- Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute
- Qom University of Medical Sciences
- Fatemieh University of Medical Sciences
- Qom 's Seminary Feyzieh