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West Azerbaijan Province

3.8
Ruins · Bodies of Water · Churches

Popular things to do in West Azerbaijan Province

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World heritage site
Takht-e Soleyman Takab
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Body
Lake Urmia Urmia
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Church
Qareh Kelissa Maku
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Zendane Soleyman Takab
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
West Azerbaijan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the northwest of the country, bordering Turkey, Iraq and Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, as well as the provinces of East Azerbaijan, Zanjan and Kurdistan. The province is part of Region 3. It is separated from Armenia by Turkey's short border with the Azerbaijan Republic. The province of West Azerbaijan covers an area of 39,487 km², or 43,660 km² including Lake Urmia. In 2012 the province had a population of about 3 million (estimate). The capital city and largest city of the province is Urmia.ArchaeologyPermanent settlements were established in the province as early as the 6th millennium BC as excavation at sites such as Teppe Hasanlu establish. In Hasanlu, a famous Golden Vase was found in 1958. The province is the location of Tepe Hajji Firuz, site of some of the world's earliest evidence of wine production. Gooy Teppe is another significant site, where a metal plaque dating from 800 BC was found that depicts a scene from the Epic of Gilgamesh. Plan how to spend your time in West Azerbaijan Province and other destinations in Iran using our Iran sightseeing tool.

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