splendid natural beauty, a pleasant climate,
lofty mountains covered with lush vegetation
and luxuriant forests this province attracts
large number of visitors each year.
Situation to the south of
the Caspian Sea (the largest land locked
body of water in the world), Gilan covers
an area of 14709 sq kms. This province is
bounded on the north by the Caspian Sea,
on the west by Ardabil, on the east by Mazandaran
and on the south by Zanjan.
high Alborz Mountains, sealing off the narrow
Caspian strip, trap humidity and create
a mild humid region with luxuriant forests
and swamps. Being the most humid region
in Iran, the annual precipitation is about
200 cm. The following are Gilan's chains
of mountains: the wastern mountains which
include Talesh and Masuleh and the eastern
mountains including part of the Alborz.
The rivers are numerous, most of which originate
in hte Alborz mountains.
the Sefid Rud, the largest river in Gilan,originate
in the interior plateau of Iran, flowing
into the Gilan plain and then to the Caspian
Sea. Other important rivers are the Pol
Rud and the Shalman Rud.
Of Tea, Lahijan
Located in the center of ht eplateaue of Gilan, Rash
is 323 kms distant from Tehran. It has a mild humid
back to the pre-Islamic period, this city has been
an important center for trade and agricultural activities.
While these continue to be of high importance in the
economy of Ratite, the development of industries city.
Utilitarian and decorative articles in wood and crochet
produced in Rasht havenation-wide fame.
handicrafts of Gilan are rich in diversity, the most
well-known of which are decorative and utilitarian
articles in wood, straw mats, gelims (carpets made
of goals' hair), jajims (fine carpets made of wool
or cotton), earthenware, ceramcs, charughs (peasant's
shoes) and felt carpets.
various kinds of regional jams and sweets (the most
well-known of which is Kolucheh) produced in Gilan
have nation-wide fame.