Sanandaj is the capital of Kurdistan Province in Iran. Sanandaj is the twenty third largest city in Iran and the second largest Kurdish city. Sanandaj’s founding is fairly recent, (about 400 years ago), yet under its short existence it has grown to become a center of Kurdish culture. The spoken language in the city is Kurdish, but the language which is used in schools and offices is Persian, as the official language in Iran in which almost everyone in the city is fluent.