Benab e Marand
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Benab Marand (Persian: بناب مرند; also known as Benāb Jadid, Bonāb, Banab, Benāb, and Binab) is a city in the Central District of Marand County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,430, in 1,236 families. The city is located 72 kilometres (45 mi) from Tabriz and 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Marand. It was considered a rural area which was named Benab until 2004 but is now classed as a city and in 2004 its name changed to Benab Jadid but on July 15, 2012, after 8 years the town name changed to Benab Marand.
The town is the only one in northwestern Iran to produce saffron, the mainstay of its economy. The town is managed by the municipality and town council. The Benab e Marand language is Turkish (Azarbayjani Turkish) and religion is Islam.
Places of interest
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The Aladar valley is one of most visited and most beautiful places in the north west of East Azarbayjan. The valley is full of trees and there is a river middle of the valley. the Aladar valley has water and air conditions.
Benab Earthen Dam
The most beautiful dam in country of Marand is earthen dam of Benab. The dam is a convenient place for tourists and birds at spring and summer seasons.
Agcha Qapi valley
Agcha Qapi is a vally that placed a little above than Aladar valley toward the southeast and is a fantastic place to recreation and fishing.
Benab has a very big and beautiful mountains all around also at south ward. The valleys which is between these mountains are full of trees and cold springs and also many kind of plants including medicinal herbs.
- Benab news website
- Benab Marand Municipality website
- Website of Payam Noor university of Benab Marand
- Benab e Marand can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3055986" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
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