Marivan

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  • WCC-applauded Marivan to host major handicrafts exhibit 2019-08-17 21:24

    WCC-applauded Marivan to host major handicrafts exhibit

    TEHRAN – Tens of artisans who are natives of western Iranian provinces will show their skills at a vast sales exhibit, which will be held in the city of Marivan from August 22 to 26.

  • Marivan Street Theater Festival 2019-07-14 18:30

    Marivan street theater festival to promote tourism 

    TEHRAN – The 14th Marivan International Street Theater Festival, held annually in the northwestern Iranian city of Marivan, announced on Sunday that it will put its spotlight on tourism in the region this year.

  • Locals build bird nests; flocks of storks fly to western Iran 2019-06-02 20:12

    Locals build bird nests; flocks of storks fly to western Iran

    TEHRAN – Locals started to build tens of nests for storks in the western city of Marivan, Kordestan province, which attracted many of the birds to stay during the warm season, IRNA reported.

  • today photos 2019-04-17 11:35

    Night herons spotted in western Iran

    TEHRAN – Some 500 night herons have been spotted in Zarivar wetland located in the western province of Kordestan for the first time, an official with Marivan department of environment has stated.

  • 4 killed in western Iran while trying to put out wildfire 2018-08-26 14:30

    4 killed in western Iran while trying to put out wildfire

    TEHRAN — Two rangers and two enviornmtal activists were killed while trying to extinguish the wildfire raging in forests in Marivan, western province of Kordestan, on Saturday.

  • Marivan 2018-08-17 19:06

    Iranian, French groups to hold joint workshop in Marivan 

    TEHRAN – The Noir Art Group from Iran and Pudding Théâtre from France will hold a workshop during a joint project in the northwestern Iranian city of Marivan.

  • Marivan 2018-07-21 14:29

    Terrorists attack Iranian border checkpoint, kill 10 forces

    TEHRAN - Anti-revolution terrorists attacked an Iranian military checkpoint on the western border with Iraq on Friday night, killing 10 forces from the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

  • A peek into daily life of border guards (Photo by Seyyed Saleh Pir-Khezranian/IRNA) 2018-01-10 09:36

    A peek into daily life of border guards

    The photo collection depicts the daily life of border guards at a station in Savoji rural district in Marivan, western province of Kordestan.

  • Marivan: World crafts city of Kalash 2017-12-22 10:32

    Marivan: World crafts city of Kalash

    TEHRAN - A photo collection depicts artisans making Kalash in workshops which are ubiquitous across the city of Marivan, western Iran.

  • Marivan celebrates becoming world city of handicrafts 2017-12-19 09:10

    Marivan celebrates becoming world city of handicrafts

    TEHRAN – Marivan on Monday celebrated receiving an international status as the city of Kalash, a particular lightweight and breathable footwear.

  • 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

  • Cold winter days of Belker village 2017-02-13 15:04

    Cold winter days of Belker village

    People in the beautiful and pristine village of Belker, 85 kilometers from Marivan, western province of Kordestan, live a hard but happy life. Despite freezong winter days and recurrent snow storms the locals have learned to figure out ways to cope with their condition. Tehran Times / Amir Ali Razzaghi 

  • The patriots make peace with their situation and live in harmony with the locals. 2017-02-11 19:25

    The patriots

    TEHRAN — A female stork and her mate who stay in the town all year round even during cold seasons are well-known as patriots among locals in the western city of Marivan, Kordestan province. Once again human beings throwaway culture ruined an animal’s life. In this case one of the female stork’s long legs got hurt with some kind of trash wrapped around them and resulted in her inability to fly properly for long distances. Her crippling condition continued to haunt her as she was not able to build a perfect nest for her four newly hatched chicks and sadly the nest fell down by the wind storm and the four baby storks died. According to the locals the female stork got pretty depressed and refused to migrate during winter and opt to stay in the town all year round. Her faithful mate also stood up for her and now the two who have stuck together for five years are pretty well known among the locals as the patriots who would never leave their hometown. Locals deem their passionate love for each other incredible. Zarivar Lake, also known as Zaribar, is a major tourist attraction in Marivan which is also home to storks during warm seasons. Tehran Times/ Azin Haghighi

  • Many residents came out to greet Bakhtar upon his arrival in his hometown 2017-01-06 17:37

    Hero soldier loses limb to save dog trapped in minefield

    TEHRAN — Mohammad Bakhtar, a 19-year-old Iranian soldier, has been highly lauded after losing his leg while trying to save a dog trapped in a barbed wire fence around a minefield.

  • 02-AK3 Kurdist.jpg 2016-09-27 21:05

    Report: Iran says it has arrested four Kurdish terrorists 

    TEHRAN – Four members of a Kurdish terrorist cell were arrested a week ago in western Iran, according to a report by Tasnim news agency released on Tuesday.

  • پنجمین جشنواره بین المللی بازیهای بومی و محلی 2016-05-27 19:32

    International Festival of Local Games held in Marivan

    The fifth edition of the International Festival of Traditional and Local Games was held on Thursday with participation of Iranian and Iraqi teams near Lake Zarivar in Marivan, Kurdistan Province, northwest of Iran.