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Photos: Lake Orumiyeh in Iran's West Azarbaijan Province

Photos by Navid Jadidoleslam, ISNA (October 2008)


Lake Urmia (Orumiyeh) is a salt lake in northwestern Iran near Turkey. The lake is between the provinces of East Azarbaijan and West Azarbaijan, west of the southern portion of the similarly shaped Caspian Sea. It is the largest lake inside Iran, and the second salt water lake on earth, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km square (2,000 mile square).

Lake Orumiyeh from space, 2003 (source NASA)

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