Markazi Province

Markazi (استان مرکزی in Persie) is ane o the 30 provinces o Iran. The wird markazi means central in Persie.

Map o Iran wi Markazi heichlichtit

Markazi lies in wastren Iran. Its caipital is Arak. Its population is estimatit at 1.35 million. The present borders o the province date tae the 1980s, when the province wis split intae the current Markazi an the Tehran Province, wi portions being annexed bi Isfahan, Semnan Province, an Zanjan.

The major ceeties o the province are: Saveh, Arak, Mahallat, Khomein, Delijan, Tafresh, Ashtian, an Shazand (previously kent as Sarband)


The Congregation Mosque of Narāgh. Markazi province is rich in historical an airchitectural heritage.

Markazi province wis pairt o the Median Empire in the first millennium BC, which includit aw o the central an wastren pairts o modren day Iran. The region is considered tae be ane o the auncient settlements on the Iranian plateau. Numerous remainin ruins testify tae the antiquity o this aurie.

In the early centuries Islam, the name o the aurie wis chyngit tae Jabal or Qahestan. Bi the early 10t century, Khorheh haed become a famous ceety o Jabal province, follaed bi Tafresh an Khomein.

In recent times, the expansion o the North-Sooth railwey (commonly kent as the Persian Corridor) an the establishin o major industries helped boost development in the aurie.

Mony figures in Iranian history trace their beginnins tae this province. namely: Mirza Abulqasem Qaem Maqam, Abbas Eqbal Ashtiani, Mirza Taqi Khan Amir Kabir, Qaem Maqam Farahani, Mahmoud Hessabi, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Ayatollah Araki, an mony ithers.

Coonties an destricts


Markazi province consists of 11 coonties an 18 destricts (Khondab Coonty haes been addit tae the counties as of 2007).

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
Khomein Kh Central Khomein
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
Zarandiyeh Z Central Mamooniyeh
k Kharqan
Neighbor provinces: E: Isfahan, H: Hamadān, L: Loristan, Qm: Qom, Qz: Qazvīn, T: Tehran

Colleges an universities

  1. Arak University o Medical Sciences
  2. Iran University o Science an Technology Archived 2011-08-11 at the Wayback Machine, Arak Campus
  3. University o Arak
  4. Tafresh University
  5. Islamic Azad University o Khomein Archived 2012-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  6. Islamic Azad University of Arak
  7. Islamic Azad University o Saveh Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine
  8. Islamic Azad University o Farahan Archived 2011-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
  9. Islamic Azad University o Ashtian
  10. Islamic Azad University o Tafresh
  11. Tarbiat Moallem University o Arak



Freemit airtins


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