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The latest news and views about Iran’s Kurdistan province

Kurds in Iran Observe Age-Old Customs during Ramadan

The Kurdish people of Iran have long had diverse and special rituals for the holy month of Ramadan and still adhere to them.

Iran’s Nature in Photos: Snowy Winter in Sanandaj

Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province in western Iran, is covered by snow during its winter days.

Iran Calls Off Kurdistan Int’l Nowruz Celebrations over COVID-19

Iran has cancelled the Nowruz international celebrations which were to be held in Kurdistan province due to the outbreak of Coronavirus in the Islamic Republic and the region.

Karaftu: Mysterious Cave in Iran Where Heracles Used to Live

Karaftu is the name of a mysterious cave in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan; which has gained fame as the habitat of Greek divine hero Heracles.

Pastak & Shawl Weaving; Ancient Art of Iran’s Kurdistan

Shawl and Pastak weaving is one of the oldest handicrafts in Kurdistan province, especially the border city of Baneh. These shawls are woven with the wool of a particular goat.

Gas Explosion at Iranian Wedding Kills 11, Injures 40

Eleven people were killed and more than 40 others were injured in a gas explosion at a wedding hall in Iran’s western province of Kurdistan on Thursday night.

Iron Age Findings on Show in Western Iran 

An exhibition called “Archaeological Findings of the Iron Age in Western Iran" has been launched in the Archaeological Museum of Sanandaj in Kurdistan province. 

Historical Mansion; Popular Tourist Site in Western Iran

The Khosroabad Mansion, a historical building in western Iran which once played host to the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Iranian Qajar King Fath-Ali in the 18th century, has now turned into a major tourist hub.

4 Iranian Cities Now on UNESCO’s List of Global Creative Cities

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added two more Iranian cities to the network of the world’s creative cities.

Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Zrebar Lake

Called the jewel of tourism industry in western Iran, the freshwater wetland of Zrebar (also known as Zaribat and Zirewar) is located in Kurdistan province in Western Iran.