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 Pars tourist agency (Iran map guide)
The city of Tehran is the center of the province and the capital of the country, it is the central district of the province.
East Azarbaijan is one of the 28 provinces of Iran.
The capital of the province is Zahedan with a population of 420,000 inhabitants.
www.key2persia.com /iranmap.htm   (1412 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Kurdistan
Kurdistan may refer to a number of articles: Kurdistan is a geo-cultural region consisting of parts of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Armenia, Azerbaijan.
As a traditional ethnographic region, Kurdistan is generally held to include the contiguous regions in northern and northeastern Mesopotamia with large Kurdish populations.
From a political standpoint, Iraqi Kurdistan is the only region which has gained official recognition internationally as a federal entity.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Kurdistan   (646 words)

  
 Kurdistan
Kurdistan, region in southwestern Asia, encompassing sections of southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and western Iran, and smaller parts of Armenia and northeastern Syria.
Agriculture and livestock raising are the chief occupations in Kurdistan.
Kurdistan's mountainous soils are generally poor, and vegetation is sparse and seasonal; however, new irrigation and hydroelectric projects sponsored by the Turkish government on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers offer the potential for improved agriculture and development.
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 Kurdistan
Kurdistan, region in southwestern Asia, encompassing sections of southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq, and western Iran, and smaller parts of Armenia and northeastern Syria.
Agriculture and livestock raising are the chief occupations in Kurdistan.
Kurdistan's mountainous soils are generally poor, and vegetation is sparse and seasonal; however, new irrigation and hydroelectric projects sponsored by the Turkish government on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers offer the potential for improved agriculture and development.
hem1.passagen.se /sorans/facts/Kurdistan.htm   (1081 words)

  
 Kurdistan Province (Iran) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kurdistan (Persian: استان کردستان, UniPers: Ostane Kordestan; Kurdish: پارێزگه ی کوردستان, Parêzgeha Kurdistanê) is one of the thirty provinces of Iran, not to be confused with the greater geographical area of Iranian Kurdistan.
The capital of Kurdistan Province is the city of Sanandaj (Kurdish: Sinne).
The population of the province in 1996 was 1,346,383 of which 52.42% were urban dwellers and 47.58% rural dwellers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kurdistan_Province_(Iran)   (1286 words)

  
 About IRAN
Covering and area of 28,203 square kilometers, Kurdistan Province is located in the west of Iran in the vicinity of Iraq border.
The population of the province in 1996 was 1,346,383 of which 52.42% were urban dwellers and 47.58% rural dwellers.
Kurdistan Province is entirely a mountainous region that can be divided into two western and eastern sections from topographical points of view which are located in the east and west of Sanandaj.
www.iccim.org /English/Iran/kurdistan   (1182 words)

  
 EZGeography - Kurdistan Province, Iran
Kordestan, or Kurdistan, is one of the thirty provinces of Iran, not to be confused with the greater geographical area of Kurdistan.
This province is one of the most mountanous provinces of Iran and has a generally cold climate.
Sorani-Kurdish is the spoken language of the majority of the people in this province which is a North-Western Iranian language related to Persian.
www.ezgeography.com /encyclopedia/Kurdistan_Province,_Iran   (123 words)

  
 Iranian Cities: Kurdistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The last census, carried out in 1996, revealed the population of this province to be, 1,346,383 a good number or whom were engaged in rearing livestock mainly sheep and goats, as nomed tribes.
Although the province of Kurdistan has archeological traces which go back to thousands of years BC when the Aryan Kurds first settled in these parts, Sanandaj itself is a rather new city and was built less than 200 years ago.
Kurdistan province succumbed to the Moslem Army circa 642 A.D. and most of the inhabitants accepted Islam which is the predominant religion of the area, today.
www.iranchamber.com /cities/kurdistan/kurdistan.php   (860 words)

  
 [ RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY ]
There were energy shortages in 11 provinces, with partial or total cuts that include Kurdistan in western Iran, the northwestern Zanjan Province, and the provinces of East and West Azerbaijan.
Iran also suspended natural-gas exports completely to Turkey on January 3-7, after determining that its 40-day reduction was not enough, Radio Farda and AFP reported.
Iran signed a deal in 1996 to supply up to 10 billion cubic meters of gas a year to Turkey by 2007.
www.rferl.org /newsline/2007/01/5-NOT/not-100107.asp?po=y   (742 words)

  
 General commercial shutdown in Iranian Kurdistan
In the absence of any large scale solidarity from Kurds in other countries and Iranian workers outside Kurdistan, and given the shortcomings of the current Kurdish leadership, the general commercial shutdown was all that the masses could achieve at this point.
The workers in other parts of Iran should bear in mind that the methods of repression being unleashed on the Kurds today are the methods that will be used in Tehran, Tabriz, Esfahan, Ahvaz and other cities in the near future.
It is time for workers outside the Kurdish areas to go on strike to change the balance of forces against the bourgeois state across the whole of Iran in favour of all workers and exploited and oppressed masses.
www.marxist.com /shutdown-iran-kurdistan090805.htm   (754 words)

  
 Place:Iran - Genealogy
Iran is currently led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and overseen by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Iran is a member and co-founder of OPEC and is important in international politics due to its large supply of petroleum.
Written history in Persia (Iran) begins with the Jiroft Kingdom around 5000 BCE, and continues with the arrival of the Aryans and the establishment of the Median dynasty.
werelate.org /wiki/Place:Iran   (832 words)

  
 IRAN, Landmine Monitor Report 2002
While Iran is not a party to the CCW or its Amended Protocol II on landmines, and has no plans to ratify, a government official told Landmine Monitor that Iran observes the CCW’s restrictions.
The mined areas in western and southwestern Iran, particularly the provinces of Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Ilam, and Khuzestan, are the result of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq conflict.
In Kurdistan province, deminers had cleared 589 of the 765 mine-infested areas as of early 2001, according to the Deputy Governor-General for Military Affairs, Bahram Nasrollahizadeh.
www.icbl.org /lm/2002/iran.html   (2258 words)

  
 The Kurds and Kurdistan
Kurdistan is both the name of a geographic region and a cultural region in the Middle East named after the Kurds.
Its borders are hard to define, as none of the states in question acknowledge Kurdistan as a demographic or geographic region, but it is generally held to include the regions with large Kurdish populations.
Status of the Kurds in Iran and West Azerbaijan province of Iran
www.angelfire.com /blog/kurdistan   (430 words)

  
 Kurdistan Province - Sanandaj, Baneh, Bijar, Saqqez, Divandarreh, Qorveh, Marivan, Kamyaran
The Province of Kordestan covering an area of 24998 sq kms, it is bounded on the north by the western Azarbayjan, on the south by Kermanshah, on the east by Hamadan and Zanjan, and on the west by Iraq.
The highest mountain is Mt.Shahoo, in Marivan in the south of the province.
The other handicarafts produced in this province are as follows: jajims (fine carpets made of wool or cotton), gelims (rugs made of goats' hair), givehs (light cotton summer shoes needlework, crochetwork, Prayer carpets and regional jewellery.
www.kurdonline.com /city/kurdistan_province.php   (232 words)

  
 K U R D I S T A N   B U L L E T I N, Number 4, November 2002
Iran is worried about the revival of separatist sentiments among its six million strong Kurdish minority in the event of a US attack on neighboring Iraq, which could see Kurds in northern Iraq gain independence or autonomy from Baghdad.
Ghaderi was born in the city of Sardasht (Iranian Kurdistan), and was arrested in 1997 by the regime on the grounds of “becoming member of PDKI”.
The Kurds of Iran are deprived from all of their national rights; for instance, the right of studying in Kurdish, governing the Kurdish region via their elected representatives, and having a just and equal representation in central government are among a few.
www.pdk-iran.org /english/kurdistanbulletin/no4.htm   (5998 words)

  
 Kurdistan Province Iran - Kurdistan Province today
Kurdistan Province Iran - Kurdistan Province today is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
Kurdistan Province is entirely a mountainous region that can be divided into two western and eastern sections from topographical points of view which are located in the east and west of Sanandaj(Sinne).
Kurdistan province, being predominantly covered by mountains and hills, has many rivers, lakes, natural ice-stores and caves, which render it rather picturesque.
www.experiencefestival.com /kurdistan_province_iran_-_kurdistan_province_today   (801 words)

  
 KEO - POLITICS
The death of pro-regime Sonni clergy in Iran Seyed Ali Husseini in 1998 was another catastrophe for the Iranian regime.
The former MP of Sanandaj Samadi has accused the conservatives of cheating in the Kurdistan election, but the province governor Dr Ramezanzadeh who is responsible for the vote is a close alley of Khatami and the reformist candidate Dr Jalalizadeh is the editor of Sirwan Kurdish-Persian weekly which enjoys the support of the Khatami establishment.
The election process clearly showed that the present process in Iran is also the reemergence of the political left in Iran with its ultra hardline clergy leaders such as Karrubi, Hadi Khamenei and Montajabniya who have entered the parliament by the reformists support and votes.
www.kurdistanica.com /english/politics/analysis/analysis-006.html   (2006 words)

  
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Iran is the world's fourth biggest crude producer with output capacity of around 4.2 million barrels per day.
Poverty and discrimination is fuelling unrest, with Khuzestan along with Kurdistan witnessing the largest anti-government demonstrations in Iran since the June presidential elections.
The Ahwazis' demands for economic and political justice, the redistribution of oil wealth and an end to poverty and ethnic discrimination in Iran must be met to ensure stability and security in Khuzestan.
www.ahwaz.org.uk /2005/09/iran-oil-wells-sabotaged-in-ahwazi.html   (643 words)

  
 Iran dismisses U.N. report on uranium - Boston.com
Iran on Wednesday dismissed a U.N. report that inspectors found new traces of enriched uranium and plutonium at a nuclear waste facility, saying it had already explained that discovery.
Oil-rich Iran has claimed it has a right to a nuclear program it says is aimed at producing energy.
Iran has said that previous traces of enriched uranium found by inspectors came from equipment that it bought from abroad without knowing of the contamination.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2006/11/15/iran_dismisses_un_report_on_uranium   (753 words)

  
 Kurdistan Media News Agency
Tehran – Iran: The Inland Security Forces have arrested more than 11 Iranian Christian at the beginning of the Holiday Season in Teheran, Karaj, province of Teheran, and City of Rasht, located in the Northern part of Iran, to prevent their religious ceremonies on Christmas.
Saghez – Kurdistan: Mustafa Salimi a Kurdish activist sentenced to death by Islamic republic of Iran.
Tehran – Iran: Middle East, the turmoil epicenter of the world, is the focus of many heterogeneous issues, which attract the diligent attention of all the citizens of macro global township.
www.kurdistanmedia.org /english   (1553 words)

  
 deseretnews.com | Iran shells Iraqi Kurdistan area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Iran and Turkey have sizeable Kurdish populations that live in mountainous areas bordering Iraqi Kurdistan.
Iraqi Kurdistan is autonomous from the rest of Iraq and is home to most of this country's 5 million Kurds.
A U.S. soldier was killed from wounds incurred during fighting in Anbar Province, the U.S. military said in a statement.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,645194684,00.html   (622 words)

  
 Past Historical
Kurdistan Province in an area of 28235 square kilometers is located in Western Iran and is limited by north to West Azarbaijan and Zanjan provinces, by east to Hamedan and another part of Zanjan, by south to Kermanshah province and by west to Iraq.
Century, the present Kurdistan is not named under this name except in the time of Sultan Sanjar, the last king of the Seljuk dynasty, when this region was called Kurdistanat and the center of which was in the location of
Due to the specific historical status of Kurdistan Province, valuable monuments and buildings are left which are introduced in short.
www.kurdistanmiras.ir /English01/history.htm   (363 words)

  
 Humanity GeoGraphical
The language spoken in this province is Kurdish which has its special grammar and is divided in four main dialects, namely Zazayi, North Kormanji, West Kormanji and East Kormanji.
Kurdistan has a brilliant history and a notable past.
Mountainous areas, rich ranges, beauty and the green environment were among the causes which encouraged the first Arian tribes to settle in this region after their immigration to Iran.
www.kurdistanmiras.ir /English01/hgeography.htm   (143 words)

  
 Iran: 22 Post Sassanid Cemeteries Discovered in Kurdistan province
Studies and identifications in the historic areas of Marivan in Kurdistan resulted in discovery of 22 graveyards in this province which are dated to the Islamic era.
Tehran, 3 August 2006 (CHN) -- 22 cemeteries, 11 historic hills, 3 archeological regions, and a number of clay dishes all dating back to the post Sassanid era were found by experts and archeologists in the city of Marivan, Iranian western province of Kurdistan.
The gravestones are different in size and the biggest one is 220 by 30 by 10 cubic centimeters in dimension, comparable to those found in northern Iran," said Ebrahim Zarei, director of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Department of Kurdistan province.
www.payvand.com /news/06/aug/1041.html   (246 words)

  
 Pictures of the Kurdistan province - Iran
The Kurdistan Province of Iran is a little bit different from the rest of the country.
The Kurds of Iran are not treated as hostile as in some other countries in the region.
When traveling in Kurdistan you need to have your camera ready at all times, the landscape is so picturesque, at every corner there is another scene you just have to take a picture of.
www.bamjam.net /Iran/Kurdistan.html   (184 words)

  
 Iran, Landmine Monitor Report 2004
While Iran participated in the Ottawa Process leading to the treaty as an observer, it did not sign in 1997 and has since not attended any of the annual Meetings of States Parties or the intersessional meetings, with the sole exception of the May 2001 intersessional meeting.
In the Khuzestan and Ilam provinces alone, 327,595 hectares of land were reportedly cleared, removing 970,000 antipersonnel mines, and 435,000 antivehicle mines.
In Iran, issues relating to persons with disabilities are coordinated by the State High Council for Coordination of Disabled Persons Affairs (HCCDPA), which was established as part of the Agenda for Action for the Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons.
www.icbl.org /lm/2004/iran   (4131 words)

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