Ardabil Province

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Ardabil Province
استان اردبیل
Province
Map of Iran with Ardabīl highlighted
Location o Ardabīl athin Iran
Coordinates: 38°15′05″N 48°17′50″E / 38.2514°N 48.2973°E / 38.2514; 48.2973
Kintra  Iran
Caipital Ardabil
Coonties 10
Area
 • Total 17,800 km2 (6,900 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 1,248,488
 • Density 70/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRST (UTC+04:30)
Main leid(s) Persie (offeecial)
local leids:
Azerbaijani
Talysh

Ardabil Province (Persian: استان اردبیل, Ostān-e Ardabīl ) is ane o the 31 provinces o Iran. It is in the northwast o the kintra, borderin the Republic o Azerbaijan an the provinces o East Azerbaijan, Zanjan, an Gilan. Its centre is the ceety o Ardabil. The province wis established in 1993 frae the eastren pairt o East Azerbaijan an the northren pairt o Gilan.

Climate an geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mony tourists come tae the region for its ceul climate (max 35 °C) durin the hot simmer months. The winters are bitter cauld, wi temperaturs plummetin tae -25°C.

Its famous natural region is the Sabalan muntains. The population of Ardabil province is mainly composed o Azeris, Talysh, Tats an Persians. The province is considered the cauldest province in Iran bi mony. Lairge pairts o the province are green an forestit.

Famous athletes such as Ali Daei an Hossein Rezazade are oreeginally frae Ardabil.

Ardabil's caipital staunds aboot 70 km frae the Caspian Sea an haes an aurie o 18011 km². Neighbourin the Caspian Sea an the Republic o Azerbaijan, the ceety is o great poleetical an economic significance. The province haes been blessed wi splendid natural beauty an numerous sichts.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The natural features o the province o Ardabil are mentioned in the Avesta, accordin tae which Zoroaster wis born bi the river Aras an wrote his beuk in the Sabalan Muntains. Durin the Islamic conquest o Iran, Ardabil wis the lairgest ceety in Azerbaijan, an remained so till the Mongol invasion period.

Shah Ismail I stairtit his campaign tae naitionalize Iran's govrenment an laund frae here, but consequently annooncit Tabriz as his caipital in 1500CE. Yet Ardabil remained an important ceety baith poleetically an economically till modren times.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is dividit intae 10 coonties: Ardabil, Bilasavar, Germi, Khalkhal, Kowsar, Meshginshahr, Namin, Sarein, Nir, an Parsabad. Destrict o Arasbaran wis transferred tae the province o Ardabil frae East Azerbaijan in 2010 an nou appears on the mair recent maps o Ardabil Province producit bi the Iranian offeecial organs.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. [1] National Census 2006

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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