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Ilam province


This province is almost one of the forested provinces of Iran. Before the reign of Reza Shah, this area was called Poshtkuh (behind the mountains). During the reign of this king, according to the canon of Ministers and in order to commemorate the greatness and glory of the ancient Elamite civilization, the name of Hosseinabad village was changed to Ilam and this village was chosen as the capital city of Ilam province on September 1935. Ilam has ten cities: Abdanan, Ilam, Ivan, Badreh, Darhshahr, Dehloran, Chardavol, Malekshahi, Mehran and Sirvan.
Ilam province is one of the provinces of Iran, which is located in the west of this country in mountainous and semi-warm areas with an area of 20133 square kilometers. The capital of this province is Ilam city. Ilam province is bordered Iraq by west, Khuzestan province by south, Lorestan province by east and Kermanshah province by north. According to the statistical center of Iran, the population of 563898 people was recorded for this province in 2009.
The people who lived in this land, like other neighboring areas, had a strong culture and their own traditional rituals, which were sometimes borrowed from their neighbors and localized. Chamar traditional custom, is one of these local customs that some people believe that first entered Ilam from Lorestan and was localized. Chamar is set up to honor and glorify the pious, brave and religious people.
The local cuisine and handicrafts of this province, which are the work of men and women of this region, have been famous from the past until now. The handicrafts of this province are suitable for all tastes and attract tourists. Ilam kilim with ancient fame, Ilam chif weaving and quilt are the most important handicrafts of Ilam province. The common traditional and indigenous foods of Ilam province are foods such as Tarehkoohi stew, Kashkineh, Torkhineh, rice and famous meat of Dehloran, etc. These are just a few of delicious and nutritious foods of this beautiful and lovely land.
Tourism attraction
Ilam province with its unique and very spectacular natural resources attracts the attention of many tourists. The attractions of this province are both historical and natural. Despite its small size, this province has a lot of capacities and potentials in the tourism field that every tourist wants to experience. Vali Ilam Castle, Malekshahi Assyrian inscription (Golgol), Gonbad Cemetery, Siahgel Ivan Fire Temple, Falahati Palace of Ilam, Takht Khan Ilam Inscription, Shirin and Farhad Ivan arch, Ilam Gavmishan Bridge, Ilam Museum of Natural History, Sirvan Historic City, Sirvan Shamshe Strait, Ilam Vali Mosque, Chenar Ilam Cemetery, Gavmishan Bridge, Ilam dam lake, Seymareh Historical City, Zamzam lagoon (located in 74 km east of Ilam) are some of the famous sights of the province.

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Ilam Gavmishan Bridge

Ilam Gavmishan Bridge

Ilam Gavmishan Bridge is one of the most famous and largest historical bridges in Iran, which according to some archaeologists is a certificate of ancient engineering. This bridge is located on the border between Lorestan and Ilam provinces, 15 km from Dare shahr.

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