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Climate : Cold
OldName : Artavil
Area : 11081
Population : 564٬365
Ardabil Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the north west of the country, bordering the Republic of Azerbaijan, the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabagh republic and the provinces of East Azerbaijan, Zanjan, and Gilan. Its centre is the city of Ardabil. The province was established in 1993 from the eastern part of East Azerbaijan and the northern part of Gilan.

Many tourists come to the region ...see more for its cool climate (max 35 °C) during the hot summer months. The winters are bitter cold, with temperatures plummeting to -25°C.
Its famous natural region is the Sabalan mountains. The province is considered the coldest province in Iran by many. Large parts of the province are green and forested.
Ardabil's capital stands about 70 km from the Caspian Sea and has an area of 18011 km². Neighbouring the Caspian Sea and the Republic of Azerbaijan, the city is of great political and economic significance. The province has been blessed with splendid natural beauty and numerous sights.

The natural features of the province of Ardabil are mentioned in the Avesta, according to which Zoroaster was born by the river Aras and wrote his book in the Sabalan Mountains. Ardabil was the largest city in Azarbaijan, and remained so until the Mongol invasion period.
Shah Ismail I started his campaign to nationalize Iran's government and land from here, but consequently announced Tabriz as his capital in 1500CE. Yet Ardabil remained an important city both politically and economically until modern times. Ardabil is a city of great antiquity. Its origins go back 4000 to 6000 years (according to historical research in this city). This city was the capital of Azerbaijan province in different times, but its golden age was in the Safavid period. Ardabil is the seat of the sanctuary and tomb of Shaikh Safî ad-Dîn, eponym of the Safavid Dynasty Kulliye.

It has many hot springs and beautiful natural landscapes and these attract tourists. The mineral springs of Ardabil are Beele-Darreh, Sareyn, Sardabeh and Booshloo, which are famed throughout Iran for their medicinal qualities. It also has many beauty lakes: the largest of which are Ne'or, Shoorabil, ShoorGel, NouShahr and Alooche, which are the habitats of some species of water birds.
One of the most ancient cities in Iran is Meshkin Shahr. It is located in the north-west of Iran in Azerbaijan, 839 kilometers from Tehran. It is the closest city to the Sabalan mountains. In the past, it was called "Khiav", "Orami", and "Varavi".

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Ardabil's Tourist attractions

Abbasi Naqdi Kandy inn

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This Caravanserai is located 200 meters from the northern edge of paved road of Ardabil to Meshginshahr, beside Naqdi River, overlooking Naqdi valley. In terms of style and plan, it is similar to a mountain`s map. It has dimensions of 29×30 meters and has been built from limestone. The ...

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Qahqahe Castle

Qahqahe Castle

Qahqahe ( laughter ) Castle is in the YAFT village one of the Mooradloo's village near Kanchubeh and Qaraqag village and at a distance of 80 km from the north of the Meshkin. Qahqahe Castle has located at Qaradaq area with 1200 m height from sea level , with tall walls and at the center...

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Tomb of Sheikh Safi-Ad-Din Ardabili

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Sheikh Safi al-Din Khānegāh and Shrine Ensemble is the tomb of Sheikh Safi-ad-din Ardabili located in Ardabil, Iran. In 2010, it was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Sheikh Safi, an eminent leader of an Islamic Sufi order established by the Safavids, was born in Ardabil wh...

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Shorabil lak

Shorabil lak

Shorabil is a lake located in a hilly area south of the Iranian city of Ardabil. Ardabil University is located near the lake. The surface of the lake is 180,000 m², and is covered with a thin white layer of minerals which are useful in healing skin diseases and rheumatism. The leisure ...

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Fandogh Lou jungle

Fandogh Lou ju...

Fandoghlou jungle is in 25 kilometers of Ardebil and 10 kilometers in south of Namin city is the rest of paratropical jungles of Gilan province and a part of eastern jungles of Ardebil province. This vast jungle with very various tourism attractivenesses like Meshasoui spa water that ha...

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Heyran defile

Heyran defile

the most interesting and scenic parts of Heyran pass which is located between Ardabil province and Astara County. The road connects Astara to Ardebil. Heyran is on the road from Astara to Ardebil, Iran. Heyran pass Is a a break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for t...

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Historical bridge of Yeddi Goz  ( Haft cheshmeh )

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Tomb of Sheikh Amin-o Din Jebraeel

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Sheikh Heydar, the grandson of Sheikh Safi Ardabili, the son of Sheikh Joined and Khadija, king Ismaeel father, was born in Meshginshahr. His tomb is west of Ardabil, in the center of Meshginshahr. On July 18th, in 1311 AD, it was recorded as national monument. This tomb is in the gree...

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Ardabil's Customs

Gheyme Pichagh stew

Gheyme Pichagh...

Pychakh mince (minced knife!) This meal of traditional dishes and delicious recipe of East Azarbaijan is as follows: Ingredients: Sheep meat 300g 2 medium onions 4 eggs Half cup Almonds Spicy stewed Saffron, salt and pepper Directions: We should therefore like minced meat ou...

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Ashe-e (potage) Doogh ( Ash Dough - ayran ashi )

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Ash-e (potage) Miveh ( Ash Miveh - Fresh Fruit Soup )

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Broth 1/4 cup oil - 2 onions, peeled and thinly sliced - 1 teaspoon sea salt - 1/2 teaspoon freshly black ground pepper - 1/2 teaspoon turmeric - 1/2 cup yellow split peas - 10 cups water - 1 cup chopped fresh parsley - 1/2 cup chopped spring onions - 1/2 cup chopped fresh beet leaves...

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Language and dialectic

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The primary languages of Ardebil province are Azeri, a branch of Turkic languages so as Talishi, an Indo-European (Iranian) language. Other minority languages in Ardabil include Tati, Gilaki and Persian. Like other Iranian provinces, the "lingua de franca" is Persian. Reference : wik...

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Torshi Gorma(Ghorme)

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Ardabil's Goods And Crops

Honey and cream

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Sareyn is very famous for its honey. apiculture and production of honey is one of the other productive occupations of the people of this region. like the soup, many of Sareyn's shops sell honey which is produced locally by the Bee keepers of the area. you cant stop to buy some honey a...

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Black Halwa

Black Halwa

Cream, butter, black Halva, candy, local sweets and sunflower seeds, pure honey of Sabalan ,extract nectar of Sabalan colorful flowers is the most popular souvenirs. Black Halva as mixture of wheat germ and natural butter is nutritious. Kerala Black Halwa Ingredients:(makes a 400...

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Ardabil's Gelim ( Kilim )

Ardabil's Geli...

Kilims (Persian: gelīm) are flat tapestry-woven carpets or rugs produced from the Balkans to Pakistan. Kilims can be purely decorative or can function as prayer rugs. Recently-made kilims are popular floor-coverings in Western households. Kilims are produced by tightly interweaving t...

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Masnad

Masnad

Masnads: these are sturdy and fine-woven decorative kilimeches. The small gelims (Kilim) used in Namin village in Ardabil are called Masnad and they have many fans within and outside the country. Bench, is a unique area rugs such as kilims Ardabil Namin and amber on There is woven. On...

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Carpet

Carpet

The handicrafts produced in Ardabil province including carpets, gelims (rugs made of goats hair), jajims (fine carpets made of wool or cotton), shawls, woodwork and metalwork (like silverware) are delicate and impressive. Ardabil province is well known for its carpets as well as sweets...

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Ardabil Jajim Rug ( Jajem )

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Jajim or Jajem means a “Thick cloth” like “palas” and also a kind of two-sides carpet, which is thinner than Palas. Jajim is woven with colorful and fine threads of wool or mixture of silk and wool. It is a hand weave with no fluff and its two surfaces could be used. It is a tribal weav...

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Malileh Douzi

Malileh Douzi

Gold and silver are among the valuable metals. Since the beginning of history has been considered in various forms and has experienced a variety of applications. Tapestry in the crafts field is something that the public interest to dismiss, and it is satisfactory and promising. Tapes...

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