Sanandaj is the capital of Kurdistan Province in Iran. Sanandaj is the twenty-third largest city in Iran. Sanandaj is not old and was founded about 200 years ago, yet under its short existence it has grown to become a center of Kurdish culture.
The population of Sanandaj is mainly Kurdish. The economy of Sanandaj is based upon the production of carpets, processed hides and skins, milled rice, refined sugar, woodworking, cotton weaving, metalware and cutlery.