Iran’s Kurdistan Province: From Sanandaj to Marivan

Sanandaj is the capital of Kurdish culture and Kurdistan Province at Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 373,987. Until the 17th century it was only a small village, when the governor of the region, Suleyman Khan Ardalan, renovated a fortress there, known as “Sena Dezh”, which gave the town its Persian name.

The economy of Sanandaj is based upon the production of carpets, processed hides and skins, milled rice, refined sugar, woodworking, cotton weaving, metalware and cutlery.

Enjoy the photo gallery with images taken from Sanandaj to Marivan:

Post related to this region with information about Marivan:
Photo Series: Winter in Iran – Marivan, Kurdistan Province

Sources: CNNWikipedia | Sanandaj

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