The township of Malekan (formerly known as Malik Kandi) is located in the south-western limits of the province of East Azarbayjan and west Azarbaijan and the province of Kurdestan within 10 km. of the Lake Orumieh (Urmia). In the south of Malekan is the remains of the historical city of Leilan. Malekan was a thriving and flourishing region due to its position in the communication network between Tabriz and East Azarbayjan to Kurdestan and West Azarbayjan (Azerbaijan).
Further more, its fertile soil proves excellent for gardening and agricultural purposes. The main agricultural products being dried fruits, fruits, vines and cereal products. Its weather is cold in winters, warm and moderate in summers.