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Gilan province

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Gilan province is one of the northern provinces of Iran with the center of Rasht. This province is connected to the Caspian Sea from the north and has a water border with the coastal countries and through Astara has a land border with the Republic of Azerbaijan. It can be said that the dominant ethnic group in Gilan is Gilak, followed by Talesh, Turk, Kurd and Lor, respectively, with the largest population in Gilan province.
Geography
Gilan province is one of the northern provinces of Iran with the center of Rasht. This province is connected to the Caspian Sea from the north and has a water border with the coastal countries and through Astara has a land border with the Republic of Azerbaijan. This province has borders in the west by Ardabil province, by Zanjan and Qazvin provinces in the south and by Mazandaran province in the east. Gilan area is 14,044 square kilometers and its population according to the 2016 census is 2,350,686 people. Gilan province is divided into 16 cities which are: Astara, Ashrafieh threshold, Amlash, Bandar Anzali, Talesh, Siahkal, Shaft, Rasht, Rudbar, Rudsar, Rezvanshahr, Soomehsara, Fooman, Lahijan, Langrud, Masal
Customs
The customs of Gilan illustrate an interesting example of the complex connection between pre-Islamic and Islamic customs. The combination of trees, bulls and eggs in holy places such as shrines and tombs for Shiites and Torbat for the Sonni minority, and the importance of natural elements in the performance of religious ceremonies has attracted much attention. The importance of trees among the Gilani is quite palpable. Sometimes these same trees are considered as the survivors of the Imams and they are called by noble, old or noble names. The juice of these trees is considered as a sign of the blood of the Imams due to its red color. Pilgrims at the foot of these trees beg, make vows, and ask their gods to heal the sick people. With the arrival of the child's first teeth, the traditional ceremony of Dandan fashoon is held. They spread a mirror, scissors, Quran, gold coins, books, pens, needles and 3 tablecloths for him, and the first thing he takes indicates his fate. If he removes the Qur'an, he becomes a cleric, if he removes the scissors, he becomes a hairdresser. Weddings also have a special hierarchy. Even the planting and harvesting of rice cermony is so important that it is still done during certain times of year.
Handicrafts
Types of handicrafts that are produced in Gilan province include: woodworking and joinery, woodcarving, mosaic work, mat weaving, bamboo weaving, pearl weaving, pottery and ceramics, pumpkin painting, felt weaving, silk weaving , Jajim weaving, kilim weaving, chamoosh embroidery, crochet, night tent weaving, carpet weaving. Tea, rice, Rudbar olives, fresh fish, smoked and salted fish, peanuts, citrus fruits, Fooman cookies, dried noodles and honey are some of the souvenirs of this province. Tea, rice, Rudbar olives, fresh fish, smoked and salted fish, peanuts, citrus fruits, Fooman cookies, dried noodles and honey are some of the souvenirs of this province. Gilan has a long list of special foods due to its fish, olives and a variety of local vegetables. Among the most important local dishes of Gilan, we can mention Mirza Ghasemi, Baqlaqatagh, Torshtereh, Anarij, Kal Kabab, Fesenjan chicken or Lako chicken, Vavishka, Torshshami, Sheshandaz, Sirabij, Sirqliyeh and Borani eggplant.
Tourism attraction
The nature of Gilan province with temperate climate, has dense forests and beautiful landscapes such as sea, waterfalls, forested mountains, flowing rivers, lush gardens. Anzali Wetland, Rudkhan Castle, Visadar Waterfall, Saqalaksar Lake, Rural Heritage Museum, Mirza Kuchak Khan Tomb, Municipality Building, Sheikh Zahed Tomb, Latoon Waterfall, Divrash Forest, Sheytan Mountain, Tea Museum, Masouleh Village, Darband Cave, Subatan Summer Matash, forest and Gisum beach, etc. are among the tourist attractions of this province.

Masuleh village

Masuleh village

Masuleh village is one of the historical areas and the most famous steppe village in Iran. This beautiful village has such a nature that not only attracts everyone attention, but no matter how many times you visit it, it never gets repeated and boring.

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Soobatan village

Soobatan village

Subatan village is located about 4 km from Lisar near the city of Talesh in the green and vast province of Gilan. The old village of Subatan is home to Lisari families who can only live there in spring and summer.

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