Ardabil Bilehsavar Germi Khalkhall Meshkin Shahr (Khiyav) Pars AbadArdabil
The city of Ardabil, as the capital of the province, is located at a distance of 639 kilometers from Tehran, west to the volcanic mountain of Sabalan. The weather of the province varies between extreme cold on the mountainous areas, to moderate on the plains. The name of Ardabil came from a Zoroastrian name of "Artavil" (mentioned in Avesta) which means a holy place. Some historians attribute the foundation of Ardabil to "Bazan Firuz".
Sheikh Safiedin Ardabily Mausoleum, Ardabil
Archaeologists have recently found some historical vestiges in Nameen, a nearby town, which belong to the 12th-16th centuries BC. Some Orartoie inscriptions belonging to the 7th-9th centuries BC. were found in Arasbaran which reveals that civilized people lived in the region.Bilehsavar
This township forms a vast area of the province. In local language "Bileh" means "a land between two rivers" as it is situated between two rivers of Belha and Bigloo. The city is located in a level plain enjoying a hot climate in summer and a pleasant and moderate weather in winter.
Germi township is located between two low mountain ranges enjoying a warm climate in summers but pleasant and moderate weather in winter. The discovered vestiges indicate that the city is very old and its antiquity dates back to the Parthian period.
The city of Khalkhall is located in a mountainous region south of the province, 549 kilometers from Tehran. The climate of the city is very cold in the eastern parts and moderate in the
north and south. The Tallesh Mountain Ranges extends from eastern Khalkhall southward as a barrier between the Caspian Sea and Gilan and Azarbayjan provinces causing less annual precipitation in western parts, compared to that of eastern side, with poor vegetation. There are rich pastures, resort areas, eye-catching landscapes and natural promenades around the city.
Thermal Spring, KhalkhallMeshkin Shahr (Khiyav)
The city of Meshkin Shahr is located in the northwestern Iran, at the center of the province, and 839 kilometers far from Tehran. Being near the high Sabalan Mountains it enjoys a moderate mountainous climate. Formerly, it was known as "Khiav". The Sabalan summit can be seen in the south of the city with an eye catching scenery. The antiquity of the city dates back to the early centuries of Islam but in the Safavid age it was thriving even more.
Kohneh Castle, Meshkin ShahrPars Abad
There is a vast plain located between Aras River (south) and the northern parts of the mountain chain of Talesh that is called Moqan. This plain expands from the outskirts of Mount Sabalan to the Caspian Sea. Today, this area is one of the industrial and agricultural centers of the province enjoying a warm climate in summer and moderate weather in winter.