West Azarbaijan at a glance

Introducing the province

The northwestern province of the Islamic Republic of Iran, West Azarbaijan, lies between 35 degrees 58 minutes to 39 degrees 46 minutes north latitude and 44 degrees 3 minutes 47 degrees 23 minutes east of temperate, semi-arid and semi-humid. The damp currents of the Atlantic and Mediterranean are. The province has over 3 million people, excluding Lake Urmia, with an area of ​​37411 square kilometers.

West Azarbaijan has a common water and soil border with three foreign countries: Azarbaijan, Turkey and Iraq. It is located just a few kilometers from the fourth country, Armenia, and in this respect it is the most unique province of Iran. With about 2.3% of the country's soil, about 16% of Iran's land borders with neighboring countries.

This picturesque province, backed by vast and long-standing historical and peoples of different religions, religions, and ethnicities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Turks, Kurds, Assyrians, and Armenians as a symbol of peaceful coexistence and coexistence in the world, based on the latest state divisions in 1994, It has 17 counties, 40 districts, 43 towns and 4485 towns.



General capacities and potentials

Neighborhood with 3 countries Iraq, Turkey and Azarbaijan and neighboring Armenia 15 km.
Possession of border entry and exit points (Poldasht, Bazargan, Cedar, Razi and Piranshahr) and 7 markets and 9 customs at the border with the three countries.
Crossing the country's only road and rail transit route to Turkey and Europe through the province and settling on the eastern and western corridors.
Iran-Turkey-Europe gas pipeline crosses the province for export and transit of oil and gas.
Urmia International Airport and Khoy Airport and Maku Airport.
Maku Free Trade-Industrial Zone, Salmas & Cedar Special Economic Zone.

Agricultural sector capacities and potentials

Three major garden products include apple, grape, peach
Two major crops and strategic crops include wheat and barley
Providing some of the country's protein and animal materials
Taking advantage of forage and waste production from the production process of workshops and factories in the agricultural conversion industry, pesticides from the production process that are of animal nutritional value, in the production of livestock and poultry products and fisheries in the province.
Having suitable forest land and ability to produce various types of industrial wood, especially poplar.
There are about 740,000 hectares to 780,000 hectares of agricultural land including annual crop, fallow, orchard, and sixth province in the country.

Capacities and potentials of the mining and industrial sector

Major producer of apple and grape concentrate in the country.
The province's major industrial activities include food and beverage products, other non-metallic mineral products, and metal fabricated products.
The mineral polarity of the country due to its specific tectonic status and various and varied mineral reserves, including non-metallic, metallic and inorganic.
Existence of mines including masonry, granite, mica, zernich, talc, travertine, gold, refractory soil and minerals, all kinds of ornamental, blue salt, rock salt, gypsum and lime, dolomite, rhodium, silica, pozzolan, Titanium and phosphate.
Gold extraction from the unique mines of Zarshoran Takab and the finest ornamental stone of the green granite of Gharabagh and the Chinese stones and labyrinth of Piranshahr and Naghadeh.
Cement pole of the country with an estimated production capacity of 4520 thousand tons of cement per year and ranking 5 in the country.
The first gold pole with the largest amount of identified gold reserves in the province.
Third place in the province in terms of mineral diversity in the country.



Tourism sector capacities and potentials


Preserving natural attractions, cultural, historical and nature-prone areas fortourism and winter and water sports.

Having world-wide recorded historical monuments, including Takht-e-Suleiman and Qara Church, and being among the top 10 provinces in terms of historical and cultural monuments listed in the National Monuments List.

Existence of cultural, recreational and tourism areas including Bari Tourism Area, Golman Khaneh Seaport, Takht-e Soleiman Tourism Area, Shams Tabrizi Tomb Complex, Maholabad Cave, Haft Cheshmeh Naghadeh Resort, Maku Tourism Area, Mahabad Tourism Area, Khoshako Tourism Area Shawat, Chaldaran Church Tourism Area, Sardasht Tourism Area, Dam Hassanloo Tourism Area, Bandar Resort and ...