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ماکو، ایران


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(Wikipedia) - Maku, Iran For the village in Bushehr Province, see Maku, Bushehr. Maku free zone منطقه آزاد ماكو Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
city
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Maku free zone
Coordinates: 39°17′43″N 44°31′00″E / 39.29528°N 44.51667°E / 39.29528; 44.51667Coordinates: 39°17′43″N 44°31′00″E / 39.29528°N 44.51667°E / 39.29528; 44.51667
 Iran
West Azerbaijan
Maku
Central
41,865
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Maku (Persian: ماكو‎ ,Azerbaijani: ﻣﺎﮐﯽ ,Makı ; also Romanized as Mākū) is a city in the West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 41,865, in 10,428 families.

It is situated 22 kilometres (14 mi) from the Turkish border in a mountain gorge at an altitude of 1634 metres. The Zangmar River cuts through the city. Maku Free Trade and Industrial Zone is Iran’s largest and the world’s second largest free trade zone and will encompass an area of 5000 square km when it will open in 2011.

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History

Maku was the capital of a Kangarli Khanate one of numerous small, semi-independent Khanates that resulted from the breakup of the Safavid empire in the 17th century.

The city is well known in Bahá''í history for its fort where the Báb had been exiled to and imprisoned for nine months. At this fortress Mullá Husayn, the first Disciple of the Báb, arrived on Náw-Rúz of the year 1848 to see the Báb.

Climate

Maku has a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) owing to its location in the rain shadow of the Zagros Mountains. The city is hot and dry in the summer, and cold with little snow in the winter. Most precipitation comes from spring thunderstorms.

Climate data for Maku, Iran Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) Average high °C (°F) Average low °C (°F) Record low °C (°F) Precipitation mm (inches) Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)  % humidity Mean monthly sunshine hours
11.5 (52.7) 14.0 (57.2) 23.0 (73.4) 27.5 (81.5) 30.6 (87.1) 36.0 (96.8) 37.0 (98.6) 37.8 (100) 34.2 (93.6) 28.0 (82.4) 20.8 (69.4) 19.0 (66.2) 37.8 (100)
0.4 (32.7) 2.6 (36.7) 8.0 (46.4) 15.4 (59.7) 19.9 (67.8) 25.2 (77.4) 29.4 (84.9) 29.6 (85.3) 24.9 (76.8) 17.5 (63.5) 9.8 (49.6) 2.9 (37.2) 15.47 (59.85)
−7.4 (18.7) −5.8 (21.6) −1 (30) 5.5 (41.9) 9.1 (48.4) 13.1 (55.6) 17.2 (63) 17.2 (63) 12.5 (54.5) 7.1 (44.8) 1.0 (33.8) −4.3 (24.3) 5.35 (41.63)
−22 (−8) −23 (−9) −22 (−8) −8 (18) 0.0 (32) 4.0 (39.2) 8.0 (46.4) 9.4 (48.9) 2.4 (36.3) −2.6 (27.3) −15.3 (4.5) −20.2 (−4.4) −23 (−9)
13.0 (0.512) 19.9 (0.783) 30.4 (1.197) 37.1 (1.461) 54.5 (2.146) 39.6 (1.559) 14.8 (0.583) 11.5 (0.453) 10.2 (0.402) 25.7 (1.012) 20.9 (0.823) 16.9 (0.665) 294.5 (11.596)
3.5 4.0 5.7 7.1 9.8 6.8 3.2 2.0 1.9 5.0 4.6 3.9 57.5
65 59 53 46 46 40 37 36 36 46 54 65 48.6
126.5 146.2 181.2 185.7 230.4 290.2 327.0 322.5 274.8 199.9 162.6 119.7 2,566.7
Source: Synoptic Stations Statistics
The beauty of Maku- ShirzadehKakh Muzeh Maku, near Maku, built by one of the commanders of Mozzafar-al-Din Shah, is a popular attraction.Population

According to the 2006 census, the city has a population of 42.500 The languages in Maku are Persian, Azerbaijani and also Kurdish

  • Baqcheh Jooq Palace: dates back to the end of the Qajar period. It used to be the house of the local governor until 1974. It is 7 km northwest of central Maku and presently functions as a museum displaying some carpets and local handicrafts.
  • Farhad''s Home: A place near Baqcheh Jooq Palace. A small home with a hall and two rooms that carved into the rock. The saying comes form the story Farhad and Shirin.
  • Ruins of a fortress are folded into a ledge of the high cliff that towers above the town centre.
  • Hiking : it is advisable to have a guide or stay within eyesight of the town. Due to its proximity to the Turkish border, it is easy to cross the border unintentionally.
  • Rock climbing: There are numerous rock climbing sites at the northern part of the city, some exceeding 200 meters.
  • Panj Cheshmeh - This bridge is located 5 km. from Maku on the Zangmar River, and is a monument from the Safavid era. This bridge was constructed in order to facilitate communications between Tabriz and Maku, and the surrounding rural areas.
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