City`s Geographic Location
Khamene has located in Azarbaijan Sharghi province in central region of Shabestar . It is situated at a distance of 72 Kilometers in west of Tabriz and 7 Kilometers away in west of Shabestar geographical coordinated are 45۫۫۫ and 37 minutes east and north 12 minutes at the height of 1560m from sea level , in south slope of Misho mount in Urmiye lake with cold and dry climate . the estimated population of Khamene is 4500 .
According to Rashidy`s Vaghfnameh book that`s written with the order of Ghazankhan`s competent minister there are the following names for khamene;
On page 363 "Dide Kadeh" is mentioned in eastern area of KoozehKonan village and according to the historic texts this name is the oldest , also page 376 "Ghiyas Abad" in southern area of Daryan is another name for Khameneh . On the basis of books of Safaviyeh period, khameneh which the death place of Shah Ismael`s first minister (Amir Najmedin Rashti) is the last name that has been used until now for the city .
According to availabledocuments in the museum of Hadayaye Khamene . Khamene village was bought at a cost of 11000 Tooman by the residents from Nezamoddole Rafiei . the owner of khamene and in 1315 was changed to the city and in 1337 joined to municipality union of the country .
On the basis of elders from safaviyeh period which people used to producing cloth dresses Khamene it`s name from a Turkish word Metghal . the main combination of cloth that was known to khamene gradually changed to khamene . this subject shows from the past khamene was industrial zone . cloth-wearing was common in khamene and hand woven cloths of the city in koozekonan with print were changed to special chintz and exported . where as that time there weren`t any cloth-wearing and dyeing factories .
Khamene is home town of the following ; Haj seyed javad khamenei , father of the country`s leader , Sheykh Mohammad Khiyabani one of the fighters of Mashrootiyat movement , Mirza Fathali Akhoondzadeh philosopher , novelist and intellectual , Mirza Jafar khamenei , modernist poet of Mashrootiyat , Sheykh Abdolsamad Khamenei scholarly , poet and literary man , Mirza Hosein fully qualified Mojtahed , Hosein khan Mirpanj the commander of Oroonaghi artillery and victor of Kalate Naderi , Ashigh Ali Akbar, Mohammad Mobarez Alizadeh poet and translator , Abdolkarim Manzouri poet and journalist , Haj Asadollah Marefat founder of second modern school in Iran (Free Marefat School) and professor Fereydoon Babaei cancer specialist …
Using water from subterranean canal for different uses was one of the common old ways and exploitable from underground resources , but today because of new methods of exploitation by deep wells that perform in southpart of area and at the ve of Urmiye lake in cities has decreased to less than 16 numbers . fromafew hundred years ago drinking water of khamene with special method from one of these subterranean canal has been plumped and people used the drinking water that is transferred to homes by earthen pipes .
Khamene as a historic and cultural city has historic works and tourism areas , include museum of Hadayaye khamene , historic mosque of Mirpanj , Sheykh Najmedin Gilany`s tomb , Sheykh Mohammad Khiyabany`s home , Haj Asadollah Marefat`s second modern school in Iran , 1700 and 800 years old plane trees , the Girkh Ayakh canal , tourism area of Garakahriz , Mosalla park …