Aran o Bidgol

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Aran o Bidgol (Persian: آران و بیدگل, also Romanized as Ārān va Bīdgol and Ārān-o-Bīd Gol, meaning "Aran and Bidgol") is a city and capital of Aran va Bidgol County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 55,651, in 15,556 families.[2] It is one of the ancient desert cities of the province, close to Kashan (around 5 km).

Aran and Bidgol
آران و بیدگل
Photo by Farhan Sarmadi Bidgoli Holy shrine of Imamzadeh Hilal ibn Ali in Aran va Bidgol
Photo by Farhan Sarmadi Bidgoli
Holy shrine of Imamzadeh Hilal ibn Ali in Aran va Bidgol
Aran and Bidgol is located in Iran
Aran and Bidgol
Aran and Bidgol
Coordinates: 34°03′28″N 51°29′03″E / 34.05778°N 51.48417°E / 34.05778; 51.48417
CountyAran va Bidgol
 (2016 Census)
 • Total65,404 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)

As suggested by its name, the city is an amalgam of two formerly separate settlements: Aran (Persian: آران, also Romanized as Ārān and Arūn)[3] and Bidgol (Persian: بیدگل).


The area originally consisted of two distinct and separate villages named “Aran” and “Bidgol”. Each village had its own customs, social communications, and dialect. It was situated near the Silk Road and many caravans passed it on their way from Europe to the Orient.

About 40 years ago, the wall of separation collapsed and these two small towns unified. We can name the Jandaghian family as one of the most famous ones in this city. Jandaghians have a representative in the Ministry of interiors.

Geography and industryEdit

The town is surrounded by desert from the north and east, and thus it has a typical climate of hot and dry in summer, cold and dry in winter, and very little rainfall during the year. These conditions make agriculture difficult.

Carpet weaving is one of the major industrial products of this city and its carpets are exported to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and other neighboring countries. Recently, sources of natural gas and oil have been discovered near the city. Unfortunately, due to the unauthorized and illegal use of underground water tables by companies such as Foulad and Zob, this city has suffered a severe water shortage crisis, and as a result, we are witnessing severe land subsidence.

Tourist attractionsEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Statistical Center of Iran > Home".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  3. ^ Aran o Bidgol can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3053524" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".

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