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Markazi province


Markazi province culturally and religiously is important because it is the birthplace of great scholars, Poets, mystics, politicians and great people such as Imam Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Araki, Professor Mahmoud Hesabi, Mirza Taghi Khan Amirkabir, Mullah Ahmad Naraqi, Adib al-Mamalik Farahani, Abbas Iqbal Ashtiani, Fakhreddin Iraqi, Ghaem Farahani, Ayatollah Noureddin Hosseini, Ayatollah Mohsen Iraqi, Mirza Hassan Ashtiani and others. Most people in Markazi Province speak Persian. Turkish language is also common in most villages around Arak, Sarband and Saveh. In Delijan, people speak Raji language, which is rooted in the languages and words of the Median period.
Markazi province has Arak city in the center and is located in the center of Iran. Arak is known as the industrial capital of Iran and is one of the metropolises of Iran and one of the largest western cities with an area of 29126 square kilometers and a population of 1413958 people. According to the latest national divisions of this province, it is divided into 12 cities (Arak, Ashtian, Saveh, Zarandieh, Khomein, Shazand, Komijan, Tafresh, Khondab, Delijan, Mahallat, Farahan).
Many ceremonies are held on different occasions in the cities and villages of Markazi province, some of which are: ceremonies of Jorkheh village, Naqaldi shark festival and the celebration of the first winter snow that is held in most cities of the province, Tafresh rain-seeking ceremonies And Nimour bil gardani are other local ceremonies in the province. The bil gardani ceremony is in the category of heroic celebrations and its time goes back to the agricultural season in spring. The men of Nimvar dredge the Great Nimour Creek, and at the end of this activity, which lasts about a month, after the creek reaches its first branch, they hold a traditional celebration with a heroic atmosphere, which is registered in the list of Iran's spiritual heritage.
Regarding handicrafts, it should be mentioned that the handmade carpets of Markazi province, Saveh kilim, which dates back to the Safavid era, copper smithing, embossing, dyeing, embroidery, wood carving, inlay, mosaic, carpentry and sculpture are among the handicrafts that are popular in this province. Among the souvenirs of this province, except for handicrafts, the names of Fatir bread and Saveh pomegranate are in the first place. After that, it is Tarhana's turn, which can be obtained from different cities of the province. Arak Gush fil, Sarooq carpet, Jozghand (traditional Naragh pastry), Hazaveh village grapes, Sanjan giweh, Khomein high quality honey and finally local flowers are the best souvenirs that can be remembered from Markazi province.
Tourism attraction
This province has a high ability in the production of flowers and plants. Mahallat city, which is the center of these flowers and plants, is one of the sightseeing centers of this province. Arak Miqan Wetland, Hassanpour Arak House, Arak Four Seasons Historical Bath, Arak Historical Bazaar, Saveh Grand Mosque, Shahid Bahonar Arak Zoo and Forest Park, Khoreh Mahallat Archaeological Site, Nakhjir Delijan Cave, Hazaveh Village can be mentioned as some of the tourism attractions of this province. Timura Khomein Lithographs, the tomb of Professor Hesabi in Tafresh, the historical village of Anjodan in Arak, Sefid Khani Cave in Arak (Ain Ho) and the archeological site of Dotapeh Shazand are good destination for people who love both nature and historical places.

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