Araak (Arak) City

Arak (Araak)
The township of Arak is to the southwest of MARKAZI province. It is cold in winters and moderate in summers. Arak is the capital of the province and is 295 km. from Tehran. This city is one of the industrial centers of the country. The Tehran - Khuzestan railroad crosses this city. The city of Arak was established during the reign of Fathali Shah Qajar. At first this city was called "Qaleh Soltan Abad". In 1216 AH. its name was changed to Arak.

Since its establishment till date Arak faced several changes. Until the early 1270 AH., Arak was a military city and the base for generals. But from the time of Mirza Hassan Khan, the military status of the city reduced and gradually became a commercial and industrial city. Once the World War I broke out and the Qajar dynasty cracked down, Russian forces occupied Saveh, Soltan Abad, and the nearby regions. When the World War I and the political changes of the country ended, Soltan Abad also faced the changes of that time, and its physical appearance changed immensely.

This process continued to the next decades. Presently, Arak is one of the important industrial cities of Iran.
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Arak (Araak)
Four seasons Old Bath - Arak (Araak)
Arak (Araak)
Arak (Araak)
Emamzadeh Ebrahim - Arak (Araak)
Abbasi Caravansary - Arak (Araak)
Old bazaar of Arak (Araak)
Old bazaar of Arak (Araak)
Old bazaar of Arak (Araak)
Old bazaar of Arak (Araak)
Hasanpour House and museum - Arak (Araak)
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EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Araak (Arak)
Category: Caves
Kahak cave near Delijan City and Arak City in Markazi Province is one of the most attractive ones in Iran. The cave’s wonderful scenes and its massive chambers ...
Category: Villages
The Anjedan Village, a district of Arak (40 km. east of Arak) is very attractive due to natural beauties, magnificant caves, hunting grounds, and historical relics. ...
Haj Vakil Castle was one of the buildings which had been used as the location of a carpet-weaving factory of an American Zigler Company. At that time the carpets ...
Category: Villages
This village is located 48 km. north west of Arak. It is one of the oldest villages of this province, and is 850 years old. Imamzadeh Haftado Do Tan related to ...
Category: Museums
This museum displays features on the anthropological effects of the province. The structure of the museum is very interesting and is a relic of the Qajar era. The ...
Category: Shrines, Mausoleums
The said also reputedly known as Imamzadeh Mashad Miqan is one of the famed pilgrimage sites of this province. This tomb is near the village of Mashad Miqan, 12 ...
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