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Kum,Iran: see QomQom
, city (1991 pop. 681,253), Tehran prov., W central Iran. Located in a semiarid region, it is an industrial and transportation center. Its manufactures include textiles, glass, pottery, and shoes. Large deposits of petroleum have been found in the area.
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Qom, Qum, Kum
a city in NW central Iran: a place of pilgrimage for Shiite Muslims. Pop.: 1 045 000 (2005 est.)
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