Marivan

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  • 12th Marivan International Street Theater Festival 2017-09-11 10:40

    Marivan Intl. Street Theater Festival opens

    An Iranian troupe performs during the 12th Marivan International Street Theater Festival on September 10, 2017. The festival will run in the northwestern Iranian city of Marivan until September 12. (Tehran Times /Mobin Peymankar)

  • 12th Marivan International Street Theater Festival 2017-09-09 18:11

    Marivan Intl. Street Theater Festival opens

    TEHRAN – The 12th Marivan International Street Theater Festival opened in the northwestern Iranian city of Marivan today while Iran was celebrating Eid al-Ghadir, the day on which Imam Ali (AS) was appointed as successor to the Prophet Muhammad (S).

  • Young boys in the Iranian city of Marivan wearing traditional handmade shoes, called Kalash, pose for a photo, July 18, 2017. 2017-07-19 18:17

    Marivan’s Kalash to become world heritage

    Young boys in the Iranian city of Marivan wearing traditional handmade shoes, called Kalash, pose for a photo, July 18, 2017. A delegation from UNESCO paid a visit to Marivan the same day to take final steps to register the city on the world heritage list for its Kalash. Kalash is a particular lightweight and breathable footwear made of natural cotton and leather. The mostly white colored shoes are frequently worn by youth and seniors equally. IRNA/ Seyed Mosleh Pirkhezrian

  • Zaribar Lake on verge of disappearance  2017-04-08 11:37

    Zaribar Lake on verge of disappearance 

    TEHRAN — Zaribar Lake, a wetland situated in Marivan, western province of Kordestan, stands on the verge of dryness for some time now which is a growing threat to the ecosystem. The lake has a length of 5 kilometers and a maximum width of 1.6 kilometers. The lake's water is fresh and has a maximum depth of 5.5 meters varying depending on the season. The fresh water has made the lake a great habitat for various species of fish such as Caspian white fish, common carp, and barred sicklefish. Little grebe, black-headed gull, grey heron, gull, and pelicans are of the lake’s native bird species. The lake also play host to the birds wintering at the area such as coot, mallard, and common merganser.  Beaver, Indian wolf, rabbit, Wild boar, and red fox also inhabit in the area.  The lake is also a great tourist hub not only in the district of Kordestan but the whole country, however dumping domestic sewage water into the lake, digging wells illegally and climate change have had an adverse effect on the lake and its surroundings.Tehran Times / Abotaleb Nadri