FACTOID # 17: Though Rhode Island is the smallest state in total area, it has the longest official name: The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Zanjan Province

Zanjan (زنجان in Persian) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the north-west of the country, and its center is Zanjan. Zanjan province has an area of 36,400 km² and has a mostly rural, Azeri population of 1.7 million. Image File history File links province of Iran File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Persian, also called Farsi or Parsi, is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran (Persia), Afghanistan, Tajikistan and by minorities in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Iran consists of 30 provinces: Provinces are governed from a local center, mostly the largest local city. ... Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan province in northwestern Iran. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Azerbaijanis. ...

Rakhtshurkhaneh, a traditional Qajari era laundry house, is today Zanjan's Museum of Anthropology.
Rakhtshurkhaneh, a traditional Qajari era laundry house, is today Zanjan's Museum of Anthropology.

Zanjan is famous for its seedless grapes. The province lies 330 km northwest of Tehran, connected to it via a freeway. Image File history File links I am providing this to Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links I am providing this to Wikipedia. ... The Qajar dynasty was the ruling family of Persia from 1796 to 1925. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... Tehran (IPA: ; Persian: تهران, also transliterated as Teheran or Tehrān), population 7,160,094 (metropolitan: 14,000,000[citation needed]), and a land area of 658 square kilometers, is the capital city of Iran and the center of Tehran Province. ...


Zanjan is known for its beautiful handcrafts such as knives, traditional sandals called charoogh and malileh. Malileh is a handcraft made with silver wires. Zanjanian 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 knives to the market which are cheaper and better made than these primitive industires. Many villagers today are traditional carpet weavers. This is perhaps Zanjan's most popular handcraft.


Zanjan also has an incredible cave called katala khor. It is near the Sultaniyeh. An interior view. ...

Contents

Geography and climate

Landscape in Zanjan Province

Zanjan has an area of 22,164 square kilometres, occupying 1.34% of the Iranian territory. The average population density in Zanjan is 4 1/4 people per kilometre. Located north west of Iran, Zanjan covers joint borders with seven provinces-Eastern Azarbaijan, Western Azarbaijan, Hamadan, Kordestan, Gilan, Ghazvin and Ardebil. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (531x716, 83 KB) This photo was taken by Babak Hendizadeh If used outside Wikipedia, please credit: Photo by Babak Hendizadeh Zanjan Province File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (531x716, 83 KB) This photo was taken by Babak Hendizadeh If used outside Wikipedia, please credit: Photo by Babak Hendizadeh Zanjan Province File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old...


Zanjan has a Mediterranean climate characterised by cold snowy weather in the mountains and moderate climate in the plains in wintertime. In the summers, the weather is warm. The average maximum temperature of Zanjan is around 27.1 degrees Celsius, whereas the average minimum temperature stands at -19.5 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the temperature rises to 32 degrees Celsius on hot days, whereas it drops to 27 degrees Celsius below zero on icy days. The average annual rainfall in the first month of spring stands at 72 millimetres, while in the second month of summer, it slips to a meagre 3.6 millimetres. The rate of humidity in the morning stands by average at 74% and at noon at 43%.


History

In Ptolemy's Geography, the city is referred to as Aganzana. It is said that the Sassanid king Ardashir I of Persia, reconstructed the city and called it Shahin but later it was renamed to Zangan, of which the present name is the arabicized form of. An artists rendition of Claudius Ptolemaeus This article is about the geographer and astronomer Ptolemy. ... Sassanid Empire at its greatest extent The Sassanid dynasty (also Sassanian) was the name given to the kings of Persia during the era of the second Persian Empire, from 224 until 651, when the last Sassanid shah, Yazdegerd III, lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the Umayyad Caliphate... Silver coin of Ardashir I with a fire altar on its verso (British Museum London). ...


In past times Zanjan's name was Khamseh, which means "province with five tribes".


Colleges and universities

The Safavi era Bazaar of Zanjan.
The Safavi era Bazaar of Zanjan.

IASBS is one of Iran's most distinguished upper level universities in the pure sciences. Image File history File links I am providing this to Wikipedia. ... Image File history File links I am providing this to Wikipedia. ... The Safavid Empire at its 1512 borders. ... The Grand Timcheh of Qoms Bazaar. ... Pure science, also called basic science, is the exact science of the development of scientific theories, without consideration of their application. ...


See also

The Zanjan University (ZNU) is a university located in Zanjan, Iran. ... The Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS) is a world class Persian (Iranian) research center and graduate level degree granting institution. ...

External links

  • Islamic Azad University of Abhar
  • Islamic Azad University of Zanjan
  • Official website of Zanjan Governorship
  • Sultaniyeh Dome Official website
  • Zanjan University of Medical Sciences

Coordinates: 36°30′N 48°20′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Pars tourist agency (Iran map guide) (1412 words)
Zanjan is one of the 28 provinces of Iran.
Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari is one of the 28 provinces of Iran.
The capital of the province is Zahedan with a population of 420,000 inhabitants.
Zanjan, Iran (458 words)
Among the natural resources of this province there are six hot springs and four mineral springs in which tourists are highly interested Because of medicinal value these springs attract a large number of people each year.
The vegetation of the province varies from one area to another but it is generally made up of forests and pastures.
There is a highway running from Tehran to Zanjan city (the capital of the province).
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m