Esfahan_33 Bridges/33 Arches

This is probably the most famous of Isfahan's bridges. It is made up of a series of 33 arches and was commissioned in 1602 by Shah Abbas I from one of his Generals. The name - Si-o-Seh Pol is derived from the Farsi for 33 (Si-o-Seh). The bridge is built on a series of pontoons of great width See more details

Yazd, A Desert Paradise

Yazd (pronounced /jæzd/) (In Persian: یزد), is the capital of Yazd Province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. Yazd has a population of over a half million (533,000 ). Because of generations of adaptations See more details

Jolfa_Arax River

Aras (also known as Araks, Arax, Araxi, Araxes, Araz, or Yeraskh; Armenian: Արաքս or Երասխ, Azerbaijani: Aras or Araz, ارس or آراز, Persian: ارس (Aras), Turkish: Aras, Kurdish: Aras or Erez; Russian: Аракс; Latin: Aboras), is a river located in and along the countrie See more details

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Tehran(Persian: تهران‎ pronounced Tehrān) is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With a population of 12,223,598 it is Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia. In the 20th and 21st centuries, Tehran has been the subject to mass migratio See more details

Guilan_Masuleh

Masouleh (Persian: ماسوله, Māsūleh; also known as Masuleh) is a village in the Gilan Province of Iran. Historical names for the village include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century AD, and its current population is estimated to be around 800 people. Masouleh is See more details

Urmia Salt Lake

Urmia Lake (Persian: دریاچه ارومیه Daryâcheh-ye Orumiyeh (or Oroumieh); Azerbaijani: ارومیه گولو , ارومیه گولی , or ; ancient name: Lake Matiene) is a salt lake in northwestern Iran, near Iran's border with Turkey. The lake is between the Iranian pro See more details

Jolfa_Arax River

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Aras (also known as Araks, Arax, Araxi, Araxes, Araz, or Yeraskh; Armenian: Արաքս or Երասխ, Azerbaijani: Aras or Araz, ارس or آراز, Persian: ارس (Aras), Turkish: Aras, Kurdish: Aras or Erez; Russian: Аракс; Latin: Aboras), is a river located in and along the countries of Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran. Its total length is 1,072 kilometers (666 mi). Given its length and a basin that covers an area of 102,000 km², it is one of the largest rivers of the Caucasus.

The Aras River rises near Erzurum, Turkey. It meets with the Akhurian River southeast of Digor, flows along the Turkish-Armenian border, and then near a corridor that connects Turkey to Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan exclave. It then flows along the Iranian-Azerbaijan and the Iranian-Armenian border. The river then flows along the border between Iran and the main territory of the Azerbaijan to meet with the Kura River at the village of Sabirabad. It then directly flows into the Caspian Sea. About 101,937 km² of the Araz River basin is located in Azerbaijan.

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