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Encyclopedia > Markazi Province
The Congregation Mosque of Narāgh. Markazi province is rich in historical and architectural heritage.
The Congregation Mosque of Narāgh. Markazi province is rich in historical and architectural heritage.

Markazi (استان مرکزی in Persian) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. Image File history File links Naraq. ... Image File history File links Naraq. ... Image File history File links IranMarkazi. ... Persian (known variously as: فارسی Fârsi, local name in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, پارسی Pârsi, older, local name still used by some speakers, Tajik, a Central Asian dialect, or Dari, another local name in Tajikistan and Afghanistan) is a language spoken in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia... Iran consists of 30 provinces: Provinces are governed from a local center, mostly the largest local city. ...


It is in the west of the country, and its center is Arak. Its population is estimated at 1.35 million. The present boundaries of the province date to the 1980s, when the province was split into the current Markazi and the Tehran Province, with portions being annexed to Esfahan, Semnan Province and Zanjan. Arak, (in Persian: اراک) previously known as Soltan-abad, is the center of Markazi, Iran. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Tehran province has been the seat of Irans capital, Tehran, since 1778. ... External links Official website Isfahan Cultural Heritage Organization Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ... Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ... Zanjan (زنجان in Persian) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ...


The major cities of the province are: Saveh, Arak, Mahallat, Khomein, Delijan, Tafresh, Ashtian, and Shazand (previously known as Sarband) Saveh is a small city in the Markazi Province of Iran. ... Arak, (in Persian: اراک) previously known as Soltan-abad, is the center of Markazi, Iran. ... Mahallat (in Persian:محلات) is a city located in the Markazi province of Iran. ... Khomein (in Persian خمین) is a city in central Iran, located in Markazi province, about 160 km from Qom and 300 km from Tehran. ... Delijan is a town with about 60,000 peoples. ... Tafresh (in Persian: تفرش) is a city in the Markazi province of Iran, 222 km southwest of Tehran, located amidst high mountains. ... Headline text link titleLink titleItalic textBold textInsert non-formatted text here--80. ... Shazand is a small, ancient town located in eastern area of the Markazi province of Iran. ... Sarband can refer to: a district or town in the Markazi province in Iran, now known as Shazand an early music ensemble called Sarband that focuses on connections between European, Islamic and Jewish music. ...


Markazi has dry cold winters due to the mountainous terrain.


History

markazi provience is centeral part of iran. Markazi province was part of The Median Empire in the first millennium BC, which included all central and western parts of today's Iran. The region is considered as one of the ancient settlements on the Iranian plateau. Numerous remaining ruins testify to the antiquity of this area. This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. ...


In the early centuries Islam, the name of the area was changed to Jabal or Qahestan. By the early 10th century, Khorheh had become a famous city of Jabal province, followed by Tafresh and Khomein. Tafresh (in Persian: تفرش) is a city in the Markazi province of Iran, 222 km southwest of Tehran, located amidst high mountains. ... Khomein (in Persian خمین) is a city in central Iran, located in Markazi province, about 160 km from Qom and 300 km from Tehran. ...


In recent times, the expansion of the North-South railroad (a.k.a. The Persian Corridor) and the establishing of major industries helped boost development in the area. The Persian Corridor is the name for a supply route through Iran into Soviet Azerbaijan by which British aid and American Lend-Lease supplies were transferred to the Soviet Union during World War II. Map of Iran & Borders with former Soviet Republics of Armenia, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan // Background Note: The...


Many celebrities in Iranian history trace their beginings to this province. namely: Mirza Abulqasem Qaem Maqam, Abbas Eqbal Ashtiani, Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir, Qaem Maqam Farahani, Mahmoud Hessabi, Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Araki, and many others. Amir Kabir (امیرکبیر in Persian), also known as Mirza Taghi Khan Amir_Nezam (میرزا تقی‌خان امیرنظام), was the chancellor of Persia under Nasereddin Shah. ... Professor of the University of Tehran, Dr. Mahmoud Hessaby (1903, Tehran - September 3, 1992, University hospital of Geneva) was an important Iranian and Muslim scientist. ... Ayatollah Khomeini founded the first modern Islamic republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (آیت‌الله روح‌الله خمینی in Persian) (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was an Iranian Shia cleric and the political and spiritual leader of the 1979 revolution that overthrew Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the then Shah of Iran. ...


Colleges and Universities

Islamic Azad University - Tafresh Branch is a branch of Irans Islamic Azad Universities. ...

External links

  • Official website of Markazi Governorship
  • Provincial Cultural Heritage Organization


Provinces of Iran Flag of Iran
Ardabil | Bushehr | Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari | East Azarbaijan | Isfahan | Fars | Guilan | Golestan | Hamadan | Hormozgan | Ilam | Kerman | Kermanshah | Khuzestan | Kohkiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad | Kurdistan | Lorestan | Markazi | Mazandaran | North Khorasan | Qazvin | Qom | Razavi Khorasan | Semnan | Sistan and Baluchistan | South Khorasan | Tehran | West Azarbaijan | Yazd | Zanjan

 
 

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