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Aras River

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Aras River Rivers are rivers and streams in the northwestern border of the country that originate from Mount Bistogal (1000-pond) near Sarcheshme Euphrates in Turkey and eventually reaches the Caspian Sea; the nature surrounding the Aras River Along the boundary route, there are countless natural attractions for nature enthusiasts and enthusiasts.


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The length of the boundary section of this river is 475 km and the length of the river to the river is about 910 km. This river is 1072 kilometers long and is the longest Iranian rivers, Karon. At present, Khoravarrin Dam and Qiz-e-Khales Dam are being constructed jointly with the Azerbaijan Republic on Aras. Up to now, five bridges have been built on the Ares, including the Jolfa Iron Bridge, Jolfa Soleil, the Bridge Bridge in the city of Maku, the Kahar Afarin Bridge in Karadah, and the Bridge of Norduz on the Armenian border.
In the Aras River, there are 805 inhabited small and large islands called "supper" in the local language. Based on the border agreement, 427 islands belong to Iran and 382 islands to the Soviet Union (and now to Azerbaijan). These islands can be used only for the grazing of animals around the river. Most of these islands are called numbered names, and some islands also have names such as: Kharama, Bideoz, Pyotaler, Gharaghabah and many.
The Arus River crosses the cities of Maco, Ahar, Marand and Garmi in the provinces of East Azarbaijan and West and Ardebil. Aras is a permanent river and the border of Iran, Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia. Aras is fed from two separate branches in Armenia and the other in Turkey and the Jabal Ararat Dynasty (Agri), which reaches the site of Zanganeh, at the northwest of Iran. This area is a common border between Iran and Azerbaijan and Turkey. Thereafter, the Aras River to the local name of Bahram Tape is the common border of Iran, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.
Its area is approximately 10320 square kilometers and about 39 percent (39,000 square kilometers) make up Iranian lands.

  • Background information

    The Arus River was selected in 1813 following the Treaty of Turkmenchay as the border between Iran and Russia, and all the northern parts of the river were separated from Iran and added to the territory of Russia. Later Iran and the Soviet Union together built a bridge in the Poldasht area called the Aras dam.
    In determining the ownership of the Arar islands, between the Iranian and Soviet border divisions, it was decided to cross the border line of Aras Aras and, if there were several branches of the river in the local area, the middle of the main branch would be the border line. On October 6, 1334, when the property of the island was located near the Abbasi checkpoint, there was a dispute between the Soviets and Iran over which main branch of the river was in this place. An Iranian officer named Lieutenant Noorullah Kathiri, the planner of the Tabriz Division, was deeply responsible for proving that the branch that was beneficial to Iran was deeper and therefore the main branch was ferocious with his horse. He and his horse disappeared under the waves, but one Iranian border guard, Samad Madadgholi, managed to save the Iranian officer. The Russian delegation, seeing this scene, accepted Iran's ownership of the island 130 in this branch of the river. The island 130 was later named after the approval of the supreme authorities of Iran, and was rewarded with the lieutenant Nourullah Kathiry.
  • Specific information

    A few islands of the Aras River have good pasture. The Arus Sea basin is located in the northern half of East and West Azarbaijan and Ardebil provinces. Moderate climate is comparable to that of the southern parts of these provinces. In addition to contributing to the moderation of the climate, many rivers with discharge (volume of water In the unit time, some of these rivers have several branches in the neighboring countries (Turkey-Azerbaijan-Armenia) and eventually reach the Caspian Sea.
    The bed of the Aras River has a high slope where water flows at a fast rate and can be regarded as the third Iranian river in terms of water power.
    The fish of this river are about ten species, about 6 species are larger than other native fish of this river and have more resistance than other fish. Hence, these fish are highly valued by athletes and fishermen.
  • Outlook

    From the Bingol Mountains of the Anatolian Region of Turkey, it is connected to the Arpa Tea on the Turkish and Armenian borders and then the Nakhchivan border is drawn along 11 km and after crossing the border between Iran and Nakhchivan, the border between Iran and Armenia Crossed the border and formed the common border between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and in the northern part of Ardebil province (Parsabad city), it entered the Republic of Azerbaijan and poured into the river Kura.
    The width of the Aras River in Jolfa is sometimes up to 200 meters and its depth and depth are 2 to 3 meters. The widest point of the river is near the city of Julfa, which is more than 200 meters wide and more than 4 meters deep.
    In the course of the course, changes are observed, from the source to the Jolfa, the mountainous areas, and from the Jolfa to the Aslandoz is quite mountainous and slender, and the depth and breadth of the river are different.
    In the distance between Jolfa and Aslandoz, the Aras between the mountains of Karaj and the mountains of Azerbaijan, in some places (the proximity of the village of Golan) its width is less than 20 meters; in the vicinity of Poldasht, its width is about 90 to 100 M and its depth is 2 meters.
  • More Info

    During the Cold War, some Communist Iranians escaped to the Soviet Union through this river. Samad Behrangi, the author of Persian children's books, drowned in the river.
    St. Stephen's Church is located 16 km west of Jolfa, 3 km southwest of Aras, in a deserted village called the Sham Valley. The name of the church is inspired by the name of the first martyr of Pashtun, the Christian way, due to its establishment in the village of the Valley of the Sham It's also called the name.
    Karsht Bath is located along the Aras river and near Karsht village. It has a very interesting interior design and wall hangings. The bath dates back more than two centuries.
    Beautiful nature and rich history have transformed Aras into one of the special tourist areas. The high mountains of the region read aloud every year. The beautiful Arus River with its whirlwind path and its strange insights is another tourist attraction. Arasbaran wildlife with its unique vegetation and the Kiyomaki area with unique biodiversity, other tourist attractions in this area.

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