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About Zanjan

About Zanjan

Zanjan is the capital of Province in Iranian Azerbaijan. It lies 298 km (185 mi) north-west of Tehran on the main highway to Tabriz and Turkey and approximately 125 km (78 mi) from the Caspian Sea. Zanjan is known for its beautiful handcrafts such as knives, traditional sandals, called charoogh, and malileh, a handcraft made with silver wires. Zanjani artists make many things like various decorative dishes and their special covers as well as silver jewelry. In ancient times, Zanjan was known for its stainless and sharp knives. But this tradition is gradually becoming extinct by introduction of Chinese-made knives into the market which are far cheaper, more abundant and of course less artistic[citation needed]. Many villagers today are traditional carpet weavers, perhaps Zanjan's most popular handcraft. Zanjan's population boasts the highest level of happiness among the people of 30 other provinces in Iran, according to a detailed survey conducted by Isna.

Highlights and Attractions

Zanjan province with a total area of 22,164 square kilometers, including the beautiful and historic regions of Iran, is located in the northwestern part of Iran's central plateau. This mountainous province is restricted from the east to the provinces of Gilan and Qazvin and from the south to Hamedan province from west to West Azerbaijan and Kurdistan and from the north to Ardebil and East Azarbaijan.
The province consists of two plain mountainous regions with cold climates and mild and semi-humid climates.
Iran Transfo, Pars Switch, National Lead and Zinc, Kalmsimin, Abhim Wire and Cable, Minoo, Chinese Sourcers Mahanshan and Hys, Sahand Carpet , Iranian Home Appliances Layer Companies are the most important industries in the province. Major agricultural products of Zanjan province, which are mostly exported, include olive, pomegranate, garlic, figs, rice, grapes, apricots, apples, beans, cucumbers, onions, walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds. Olive, pomegranate, garlic, rice and fig are among the main products of the city of Tarom. The cities of the province are Zanjan, Abhar, Khodabandeh, Tarom, Khoramdar, Ijrud and Mahneshan. Historical bridges of Zanjan:

  • Hajimir Baha al-Din Bridge
  • Haj Seyyed Mohammad Bridge
  • Sardar Bridge
From the handicrafts of Zanjan, the making of silver and rarely golden clothes is a work of cloth that was only used in Zanjan in the early days, when some Zanjan artists moved to Tehran and Esfahan during Reza Khan's time, and this fine art was popular in those cities. Chard Dazzhi Charb Dozzy is another handicraft that delicate hands of Zanjan artists have special skills in their productions. These chambers are distinctly feminine and have fun with it.
  • Soltanieh Dome: The monument of Soltanieh Gonbad is located in Soltanieh, 34 km from Zanjan city. It was started by Sultan Mohammad Khodabandeh from 704 AH and ended in 9 years on 713 AH. With a height of 48.5 meters and a depth of 25.6 meters, the gable roof after the Santa Maria church in Florence, Italy, and the Aesophia mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, is the largest dome in the world, the largest monument in the world, and the first massive brick building in Iran.
  • Jame Mosque (Seyed): Sayed Mosque and School complex by Abdullah Mirza Darra, the eleventh son of Fath Ali Shah Qajar during his reign in Zanjan and 1242 AH. This historic complex is one of the most valuable monuments built on the basis of a four-door ivory mosque
  • Laundry room: The laundromat building was erected in the historical context of the city in the neighborhood called Abasgholi Khan. The land was built in 1347 by the late Tawfiqi, the head of the city of Boldieh, and was built by two brothers Mashhadi Akbar (Architect) and Mashhadi Ismail (Bana). The water of this laundry was provided from the hajmbar bahaddin castle and was a public place for washing clothes. At the time, the building was in a very advanced form providing part of the health needs of the city and was run by a lady called Masoumeh Khanum as a staff member of Baldieh.
  • Zanjan bazaar market: The construction of this complex was begun during the reign of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar, and in 1213, during the time of Fathali Shah Qajar, the mosques and baths were added to it in 1324. The old market collection is divided into two parts, Eastern and Western, as a straight line as a market up and down.

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