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Markazi Province
Markazi Province
(Persian: استان مرکزی‬‎, Ostān-e Markazi) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. The word markazi means central in Persian. In 2014 it was placed in Region 4.[2] Markazi lies in western Iran. Its capital is Arak. Its population is estimated at 1.41 million.[3] The present borders of the province date to the 1977, when the province was split into the current Markazi and the Tehran Province, with portions being annexed by Esfahan, Semnan Province, and Zanjan. The major cities of the province are: Saveh, Arak, Mahallat, Zarandiyeh, Khomein, Delijan, Tafresh, Ashtian, Shazand
Shazand
(previously known as Sarband) and Farahan

Contents

1 History 2 Population 3 Colleges and universities 4 Counties and districts 5 Gallery 6 References 7 External links

History[edit]

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

Markazi province was part of the Median Empire
Median Empire
in the first millennium BC, which included all of the central and western parts of modern-day Iran. The region is considered to be one of the ancient settlements on the Iranian plateau. Numerous remaining ruins testify to the antiquity of this area. In the early centuries Islam, the name of the area was changed to Jibal
Jibal
or Qahestan. By the early 10th century, Khorheh
Khorheh
had become a famous city of Jibal
Jibal
province, followed by Tafresh
Tafresh
and Khomein. In recent times, the expansion of the North-South railroad (commonly known as the Persian Corridor) and the establishing of major industries helped boost development in the area. Many figures in Iranian history trace their beginnings to this province. namely: Mirza Abu'l-Qasem Qa'em-Maqam, Abbas Eqbal Ashtiani, Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir, Mirza Bozorg Qa'em-Maqam, Mahmoud Hessabi, Ayatollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Araki, and many others. Population[edit]

Markazi Province
Markazi Province
Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

2006 1,326,826 —    

2011 1,413,959 +6.6%

2016 1,429,475 +1.1%

amar.org.ir

Colleges and universities[edit]

Arak University of Medical Sciences Arak University of Technology University of Arak Tafresh
Tafresh
University Islamic Azad University of Khomein[4] Islamic Azad University of Arak Islamic Azad University of Saveh[5] Islamic Azad University of Farahan[6] Islamic Azad University of Ashtian Islamic Azad University of Tafresh Tarbiat Moallem University of Arak Energy University (Saveh)[7]

Counties and districts[edit] Markazi province consists of 12 counties and 18 districts Khondab County was added in 2007). Also Farahan
Farahan
County was also added.

Map Shahrestan Map Key Bakhsh Center

Arak A Central Arak

k Khondab

Ashtian Ash Central Ashtian

Delijan D Central Delijan

Komijan K Central Komijan

m Milajerd

Khomeyn Kh Central Khomeyn

k Kamareh

Mahallat M Central Mahallat

Saveh S Central Saveh

n Nobaran

Shazand Sh Central Shazand

s Sarband

z Zalian

Tafresh T Central Tafresh

f Farahan

Zarandieh Z Central Mamuniyeh

k Kharqan

Neighbor provinces: E: Esfahan, H: Hamedan, L: Lorestan, Qm: Qom, Qz: Qazvin, T: Tehran

Gallery[edit]

Kharpahlou Village

Painting attributed to Amir Kabir, National Museum of Iran

14th century ceramic bowl with hare and flying Simurghs from Sultanabad (today Arak)

References[edit]

^ "National census 2016". amar.org.ir. Retrieved 2017-03-14. [] ^ "همشهری آنلاین-استان‌های کشور به ۵ منطقه تقسیم شدند (Provinces were divided into 5 regions)". Hamshahri Online (in Persian). June 23, 2014. Archived from the original on June 23, 2014.  ^ Selected Findings of National Population and Housing Census 2011 Archived 2013-05-31 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Islamic Azad University of Khomein". Iaukhomein.ac.ir. Retrieved 2012-08-07.  ^ Islamic Azad University of Saveh
Saveh
(in Persian). Iau-saveh.ac.ir. Retrieved 2012-08-07.  ^ "Islamic Azad University of Farahan". Iau-farahan.ac.ir. Retrieved 2012-08-07.  ^ "موسسه آموزش عالي غير انتفاعي غير دولتي انرژي ساوه". Energy.ac.ir. 2012-07-25. Retrieved 2012-08-07. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Markazi province.

Markazi Government General Foreign Commercial Centre of Markazi Province Cultural Heritage Organization of Markazi province Iran
Iran
Chamber of Commerce, Industries & Mines

Places adjacent to Markazi Province

Qazvin Province Alborz Province Tehran Province

Hamadan Province

Markazi Province

Qom Province

Lorestan
Lorestan
Province

Isfahan Province

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Markazi Province

Capital

Arak

Counties and cities

Arak County

Arak Davudabad Karahrud Senjan

Ashtian
Ashtian
County

Ashtian

Delijan
Delijan
County

Delijan Naraq

Farahan
Farahan
County

Farmahin Saruq

Khomeyn
Khomeyn
County

Khomeyn Qurchi Bashi

Khondab
Khondab
County

Khondab

Komijan
Komijan
County

Komijan Milajerd

Mahallat
Mahallat
County

Mahallat Nimvar

Saveh
Saveh
County

Saveh Gharqabad Nowbaran

Shazand
Shazand
County

Shazand Astaneh Bazneh Hendudur Tureh

Tafresh
Tafresh
County

Tafresh

Zarandieh County

Khoshkrud Mamuniyeh Parandak Razeghi Zaviyeh

Sights

Chal nakhjir cave, Delijan Khorheh Atashkoh fire temple, Nimvar Mausoleum of Mahmoud Hessaby
Mahmoud Hessaby
,Tafresh Arak's grand Bazzar Mahallat's flower and plant festival Aveh ancient cite, Saveh Chaharfasl bath museum, Arak Hezaveh village Jameh Mosque of Saveh Panzdah khordad dam Emarat lake, Shazand Azadkhan cave, Mahallat Mostufi-al-mamalek's castle, Ashtian Dudahak caravansary, Delijan Naragh's historical complex Sepahdar school, Arak Sheshnaveh mosque Mahdiabad's Yakhchal

populated places

List of cities, towns and villages in Markazi Province

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Provinces of Iran

Alborz Ardabil Bushehr Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari East Azerbaijan Isfahan Fars Gilan Golestan Hamadan Hormozgan Ilam Kerman Kermanshah Khuzestan Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Kurdistan Lorestan Markazi Mazandaran North Khorasan Qazvin Qom Razavi Khorasan Semnan Sistan and Baluchestan South Khorasan Tehran West Azerbaijan Yazd Zanjan

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