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Geographical position of West Azarbaijan

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Geographical position of West Azarbaijan

Covering an area of 43,660 square kilometers, including Orumyeh Lake, the province of West Azarbaijan is located on the northwest of Iran. It includes 12
townships: Boukan, Khoy, Makoo, Mahabad, Meyandoab, Naghadeh, Pyranshahr, Salmas, Sardasht,


Shahindej, Takab, and Oromyeh. In 2005 the population of the province was about 3,000,000, of which 52.68% were urban inhabitants, 47.31% were living in rural areas and the remaining were nomads.
West Azarbaijan Province is one of the mountainous areas with diverse and vast topography. There is a long range of high mountains on the western part of
the province, which forms the international border with Iraq and Turkey.
This lofty snow-clad mountain range extends from the extreme northern part of the province southward. Consequently, melted snows create many water streams, which flow through many valleys affording a good landscape. These rivers terminate to 3 major basins i.e. Orumieh Lake, the great fault of Khoy and Rood Kaloy valley, which are the lowest lands of the province.

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