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West Azarbaijan
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 08:57 Written by

Travel and Accomodation to West Azarbaijan

Travel and Accomodation to West Azarbaijan

There are suitable transportation facilities in the province, like Orumyeh International Airport, so it is easily accessible. Iran-Europe transit road and railroad pass through the north of the province. Border city of Bazargan, located in far north-west of Iran (province), is one of the most important center for commercial and tourism activities.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 08:50 Written by

Wildlife of West Azerbaijan

Wildlife of West Azerbaijan

West Azarbaijan province, as the result of natural conditions and special topographic structure, encompasses so many rivers, wetlands, marches, small and large lakes and is known as one of the most important habitat for different species of fauna both endemic and migratory. Waterfowls are the main migratory species which come to the habitats of this province for wintering and nesting. The most important recognized species of the province are: Persian follow deer, rabbit, bear, hyena, boar, fox, jackal, wild sheep, wild goat, gazelle, leopard, squirrel and different species of reptiles. The most important endemic and migrant birds of the province are: flamingo, pelican, partridge, turtledove, grouse, ringdove, vulture, owl, dull-yellow partridge, pigeon, heron, goose, crane, duck, eagle and starling. Biological diversity of theprovince is very important from international point of view so that Orumyeh Lake National Park is registered as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The main habitats of the province which are under the protection of Department of the Environment are as follows:
. Orumyeh Lake National Park covering an area of 4,810 ha. including all islands, coasts and coastal vegetation.
. Marakan Protected Area located south of Aras river banks and north of Makoo township.

. Agh Gol Protected Area between Poldasht and Makoo.
. Several other wildlife refuge area as well as free game fields.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 08:47 Written by

Local Music and Dances of West Azerbaijan

Local Music and Dances of West Azerbaijan

Due to the presence of numerous clans and tribes inhabiting the province of West Azarbayjan, the local music has naturally been influenced by them. In spite of this, the Ashiqs hold the scene and are reputed performers in festivities, thereby earning their livelihood and also preserving the ancient musical traditions. It is worth mentioning that the Armenian and Kurdish minorities in the province have their own form of recitals.

Naghadeh

Naghadeh

Naghadeh township, surrounded by Mahabad, Pyranshar, Oshnavieh, and Orumyeh is a focal point for linkage of these cities. This city has many events each left its own historical vestiges. Archeological discoveries in Hasanloo hill, close to the city, reveales its long history which goes back to the year 2000 BC. Different tribes like Assyrians, Kords, Manas, and Turks have continuously migrated and resided in this area.

Miandoab

Miandoab

Miandoab township is located 823 km. northwest to Tehran and south of the province in a vast plain. It has relatively humid and moderate weather.