West Azarbayjan province is located in North west of the country
bordering with Turkey to the west, Iraq to the south west and Nakhchivan
to the north, and the provinces of East Azarbayjan to the east, Zanjan
to the south east and Kurdistan to the south.
The province of West Azarbayjan covers an area of 39,570 km²
(excluding the Urmia), or 43,660 km² including the Lake. The population
of the province estimated as 3,100. The capital city of the province is
The province is divided into 17 (counties) including Piranshahr,
Urmia, Mahabad, Oshnaviyeh, Miandoab,Naghadeh, Takab, Shahindej, Maku,
Chaldoran County, Salmas, Khoy, Sardasht and Bukan.
West Azarbayjan cen...
e region was once part of the Neo Assyrian Empire. The name of
Azarbayjan derives from Atropates, an Iranian satrap of Media under the
Achaemenid empire, who later was reinstated as the satrap of Media under
Alexander of Macedonia. The original etymology of this name is ...
|West Azarbayjan today
In the city of Urumieh, some residents have a high standard of living in
comparison with the other cities of the province. There are plenty of
parks, coffee shops, cinemas, and internet cafes throughout the city.
There are hundreds of small villages i. ...
and Transportation: |
Most Urmia residents travel by car through the system of roads and
highways. Urmia is also served by taxi and bus. Urmia has taxi and
public bus network. There are also some private groups, which provide
services called Phone-taxi....