Qom Also spelled as Ghom is the capital of Qom province, the 8th largest city in Iran with 150Km distance from Tehran. At the 2011 census its population was 1,074,036. It has 928 m (3,045 ft) elevation from sea level. The present town of Qom in Central Iran dates back to ancient times. Its pre-Islamic history can be partially documented, although the earlier epochs remain unclear.
The city situated on the banks of the Qom River, enjoys a dry and warm climate with low annual rainfall due to distance from the sea and being situated in the vicinity of desert. It is the second most sacred city in Iran after Mashhad also known as a religious city and lots of great Sheikhs and religious leaders were born and treated here. Qom is famous for a brittle toffee called “Sohan”.