Postby Parvaneh » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:25 am

Introduction:Orumiyeh-Urmia-Urumiah-Orumieh-Oromieh-Uremia (Persian: ارومیه‎)

The city of Uremia is the provincial center and the largest city of West Azarbaijan Province. It has long been known for the peaceful co-existence of the different ethnic groups, and different races who reside in this city. Now, let's become more familiar with the city of Uremia.

The city of Uremia is situated on a plain. It is 70 kilometers in length and 30 kilometers in width, and is located next to Uremia Lake. This city is en route to Caucasus region, Armenia, Asia Minor, and Mesopotamia, on one hand, and next to Uremia Lake, on the other hand, thereby maintaining an especial position.

It is one of the centers of civilization in Iran's plateau. The presence of several historical hills, six kilometers southeast of the city of Uremia proves this statement. Some of the inscriptions, recovered from these hills date back to 2000 BC. According to writings of a number of Islamic historians, Uremia was the hometown of the prophet, Zoroaster.

Meanwhile, according to historical evidences, the Roman emperors on several occasions passed through the city of Uremia to seize the fire places of the Zoroastrians.

Upon the advent of Islam, the city of Uremia turned into the second largest city of Azarbaijan. According to the Muslim tourist, Ebn-e Hoqel, Uremia was a developed city in 4th Century AH, and was a commercial hub in that era. The historian and geographer of 7th Century AH, Yagut-e Hamavi, writes that: "I saw the city of Uremia in 616 AH. It is a blessed city with ample fruits, plentiful orchards, a healthy weather condition, and sufficient water sources."



Location: Capital of West Azerbaijan Province

Walking path length:Depend on your plan

Days of trip: 2-3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 10-11 hr driving from Tehran to the Orumieh)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: Spring

Daily time visit:Depend on your plan

Difficulty level: Depend on your plan

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track

Legal permission need: Depend on your plan


Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: You can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Depend on your plan maybe Yes/No


Hotel: in Orumieh City Yes

Village: in Orumieh City Yes

Shop: in Orumieh City Yes

Gasoline: in Orumieh City Yes


How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or west terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), (Also you can use air plane or train )
2- Take a bus ticket to Orumieh (Distance between Tehran to Orumieh is 768 Km)

Nearest airport: Orumieh airport

Nearest train station: Tabriz station


Location on map:

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