Zanjan province is located in northwestern Iran and its existence dates back to 2000 B.C. It lies 298 km north-west of Tehran on the main highway to Tabriz and Turkey and approximately 125 km from the Caspian Sea. The city is located about 20 kilometers south of the Qaflankuh Mountain Range. The population of Zanjan consists mostly of Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak Azerbaijani language.
Zanjan is known for its beautiful handcrafts such as knives, traditional sandals, called charoogh, and malileh, a handcraft made with silver wires. Zanjani artists make many things like various decorative dishes and their special covers as well as silver jewelry. Many villagers today are traditional carpet weavers. Zanjan’s population boasts the highest level of happiness among the people of 30 other provinces in Iran, according to a detailed survey conducted by Isna.
Its pleasant climate, natural beauties, sightseeings,and above all its artists make zanjan a unique place to visit. Zanjan province borders seven other provinces Eastern Azarbaijan,western Azarbaijan,Hamedan,Kurdistan ,Gilan,Qazvin, and Ardabil.