Kermanshah (Kermānshāh, Persian: کرمانشاه or Kirmaşan), is the capital city of Kermanshah Province, located 525 km from Tehran in the western part of Iran and about 120 km from the border of Iraq.
Kermanshah Province is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the west of the country, bordering Iraq. Between 1979 and the 1990s, the province was known as Bakhtaran.
Kermanshah has a continental climate. The estimated population of the city is 822,921 (year 2005) and the majority of the inhabitants speak Kurdish. The religion of the people is very diverse; and there are many Muslims, Assyrians, Bahá’ís, Jews, and Armenians living in Kermanshah but Shi’a Muslims are greatest in number.
Following photos by Saber Karimi show the farmers in the western province of Kermanshah in Iran harvesting wheat using the traditional ways.