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05/13/09

Photos: Maranjab Desert in Iran

Photos by Gholam Hosein Baharloo, ISNA

کوير مرنجاب يکي از زيباترين نقاط کويري ايران

Maranjab desert is located by Aran va Bidgol, a city in Isfahan province, Iran. Aran va Bidgol is is one of the ancient desert cities of the province and once composed of two separate cities, Aran and Bidgol. It is close to Kashan. The town is surrounded by desert from the north and east, and thus it has a typical climate of hot and dry in summer, cold and dry in winter, and very little rainfall during the year.

 

Isfahan, located about 340 km south of Tehran, is the capital of Isfahan Province and Iran's third largest city (after Tehran and Mashhad). Isfahan City had a population of 1,583,609 and the Isfahan metropolitan area had a population of 3,430,353 in the 2006 Census, the second most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran.















 

Aran va Bidgol salt lake, north of Maranjab desert










 

Additional Photos: Maranjab Desert by Farhad Yassavoli on Flickr



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