Welcome to Paveh, a beautiful city located in the Kermanshah Province of Iran. Paveh is situated in the Hawraman region, which is known for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. The city is the capital of Paveh County and is considered by many to be the heart of the region. In this article, we will explore the history, geography, climate, demographics, landmarks, and notable people of Paveh.
== History ==
According to an old myth, the Emperor Yazdgerd III sent his son named Pav to this area to renew his religious Zoroastrian faith. Both Persians and the local Kurds practiced Zoroastrianism during the Sasanian Empire from which this myth is derived.
== Geography ==
Paveh is located in western Iran and is 112 km far from Kermanshah. It lies in a sub-region along the Iran-Iraq border commonly referred to as Hewraman, which is situated within the larger geographical region of Kurdistan. The city is considered by inhabitants of the region as the capital of Hewraman. The town is encircled by fruit gardens. Paveh is situated along a mountainside like most cities and villages in the Hewraman region. Behind the city is the Shaho mountain and ahead of the city is a view of Atashgah, another mountain that was once the site of pilgrimages for ancient religions in the region. Among the most visited places is the Quri Qaleh caveman which is considered as the longest watery cave in the Middle East. The cave is located around 25 kilometers from Pavehs city center.
== Climate ==
Paveh has a Mediterranean climate with hot summers and mild winters. The city experiences heavy rainfall during the winter months, which makes it an ideal destination for those who love the rain. The best time to visit Paveh is during the spring and summer months when the weather is pleasant and the landscapes are lush and green.
== Demographics ==
At the 2017 census, Paveh had a population of 25,771, in 7932 families. The inhabitants of Paveh are Kurds and speak Hawrami (also:Gorani). They follow the Shafi‘i branch of Sunni Islam.
== Landmarks ==
One of the biggest rivers in Paveh is the Sirwan River. It rises near Sanandaj, in the Zagros Mountains of Iran. It then descends through the mountains, where for some 32 km it forms the border between the two countries. It finally feeds into the Tigris below Baghdad. Navigation of the upper reaches of the Diyala is not possible because of its narrow defiles, but the rivers valley provides an important trade route between Iran and Iraq. Paveh is established among mountains on Zagros Mountains. The mountain chain of Shaho is located in the west of Paveh. Shaho is the highest mountain in Kermanshah with an elevation of 3390.
== Notable people ==
Mirza Ebdilqadire Paweyi was a Kurdish poet and writer who was born in Paveh in 1867. He is considered one of the most important figures in Kurdish literature and is known for his contributions to the development of the Kurdish language.
Paveh is a city that is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you are interested in exploring the city’s landmarks, learning about its fascinating history, or simply enjoying the stunning landscapes, Paveh has something to offer everyone. So why not plan your next trip to Paveh and experience the magic of this enchanting city for yourself?