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History and Culture of West Azarbaijan

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History and Culture of West Azarbaijan

The West-Azarbaijan province is a part of the ancient civilization of Iran. There are many historical castles, hundreds of antique hills and discovered archeological objects which all of them reflect region's long history. On the other hand, this province has always been the residence of different peoples and cultures, somehow, influencing each other. Existence of mosques, churches and ruined fire-temples all indicate its religious evolution along the history.

Shi'ite in Orumyeh and northern cities of the province and Sunnite in the southern parts are the main religions. Other religious minorities like Assyrians and Armenians are dependent upon different Christian churches. Ethnic groups and religious minorities like Azaris, Kords, Assyrians and Armenians, speaking different languages, have their own culture and tradition which are very interesting social aspects of the region.

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