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Introduction of Ardabil province - City of Givi

Introduction of Ardabil province - City Of Givi

Givi (Persian: گیوی) Town, is a small town in Ardabil Province, Iran. It is situated in the center of new established county (one of the five regions of Khalkhal historic and separated from Khalkhal County in previous decade), with 1,243.8 square kilometres (480.2 sq mi) area borders with Ardabil City from north, with Khlakhal (Hiroabad) Town from south and with Talesh (Hashpar) Town (Gilan Province) from east and with Miyaneh (Miyana) from west.

Attractive Nature of Givi

Givi town constitutes 7 percent of the area of the Ardabil province. Bajilar Daghlari (which means The Sisters Mountains in Azeri Turkic) extend between Givi and Miyaneh. Givi Town is situated in a mountainous region, with temperate mountainous climate on the west skirts of the Baghru (Talesh) Mountains. The average annual precipitation of the region exceeds 350 millimetres (14 in). Arpa-Chay, Givi-Chay, Sangava (Sangour) Chay are the important rivers of the town which join to Qiziluzan river in the borders Miyaneh.

History of the Givi Town

The history of the Givi and Khalkhal dates back to pre-Islam. The town was named Dord-Evlar (Dörd Evlər: which means the four houses in Azeri Turkic) because only four families were living there, when Islam entered there during Umar age, they converted to Islam. It is said that during Yazid Ibn Moavieh (Umavi Dynasty) ruling, the king of the region was requested to send army forces to fight with Imam Hossein (AS); some of the inhabitants started a departure, but in the southwest of the town in current location of municipality a man named Vouroush Qojasi (Pir-e Jangi, The Oldman of Battle) prevented them, while people killed him. Since then, this place has been known as Qoja-Vouroushchu or Pir-e Jangi. In the passion plays of the mourning month of Muharram (lunar calendar), people say the following: Oh, Hossein, some troops have departed from Khakhal, Ardabil and Zanjan and etc. Of course, it is more likely to be an imagination. The oldest educational center of the town named Hafez School was established in 1940 and its municipality was established on April 7, 1957.

Scenery of Givi

Givi town has much natural scenery, green mountains, and beautiful parks; tourist attractive points of the town include Isti Sou (Warm Water) spa, peaceful and soft mountainous climate of the region and medical effects of spas, which attract many tourists during summer every year, especially from Tehran. Natural scenery of the town includes: Roustam dashi (Rostam’s Stone), Dash Hamam, Zinjirovpir, Bouzlouq (glacier), Havashanaq Village, Sarmistan or Salmistan, Mashgoul, Mashgul Manbari, Firouzabad bridge, earth dams such as Qara-Qishlaq.

Havashanaq glacier

Havashanaq glacier is located some 5.6 km from the town, opposite a spa and close to Havashanaq village. The glacier lies in a bulk of rocks and large stones as a cave and is known as Bouzlouq (Buzluq). The cave is located six meters deep in the ground. During warm months, the walls of the cave start freezing, and one should be careful when entering the cave, while in winter no bit of ice can be found there. Another well-known Bouzlouq (glacier) is located in the cross point of Firouz-Abad river and Qiziluzan River and is known as Atash Cottage. Atash Amou lived in Mashkoul and he always put his dairy products such as butter in it to take advantage of inner coldness of the glacier. There is another glacier in Zarajuva (Zaraj Abad) Village, which is known as Yashli Bouzli (old glacier).


The spas of the town have several local and overall biologic effects on the body. Cutaneous effects include improving skin tissues and its general effects include recovering body metabolism. Spas are a type of natural resources.

The most important spa in the town is Isti Sou (Warm water) or Givi-Souyu, which is located five kilometers from Givi-Khalkhal (Hiroabad) Road. Of the other known spas in the town is Dash-Hamam (Stone Bath) Spa, which is located in the northeast of the town, among gardens.

Men swim in Dash-Hamam on Fridays and Mondays, and the women can use it during the rest of weekdays. However, before incumbency of Mr.Mokhtar Jamili (former mayor of the town), men were allowed to use the spa only on Fridays. Dash-Hamam has two cold and warm spas.

Isti Sou Spa or Givi Souyu

The spa is located five kilometers from Givi town, on the way of Ardabil-Khalkhal road, on a mountain. Water temperature measures 45 °C (113 °F). Local people believe that cutaneous and particular disease such as rheumatism and articular pain can be treated by swimming in the spa. Thus, loading and unloading of the spa may last for some hours. The temperature is so high that one cannot enter in it gradually therefore it is better to enter in the spa suddenly.

Dash Hamam (Stone Bath)

This bath is located east of Givi town, among gardens, beside Givi Chay River, close to Dalikli Dash (The Pored Stone) and inside in a carved rock. Men can use the bath on Friday and nights, and women refer to at rest of the week. After incumbency of municipality by the mayor, Mr. Mokhtar Jamili, the program changed, and men can use the bath in Fridays and Mondays and women during the rest of week. The water of the bath is supplied from two hot and cold-water spa is useful for removing kidney stone. Some of the inhabitants take the water to their homes and brew tea by the water of spa. Unlike other bathes, which one may feel thirsty after bath, in this bath you will feel starving.

Zinjirovpir (Sinjrovpir)

Zinjirovpir is one example of the beautiful natural scenery of Givi town, which is located in the southeast, and east of the city on the mountain. The appellation refers to a fiction, which says that a devout girl who was tortured by the gangs requested God to disappear her to be secured from gangs. Due to her moral tradition, God admitted her request and she disappeared. Because the girl was engaged with no one, so she died unmarried. Since then, on April 2, in spring, and during beginning of autumn, women provide some votive foods and celebrate the wedding of the girl while appreciating her.

Ganjah Goli

Ganjah Goli (Gəncah Gölü, which means The Ganjah Swamp in Azeri Turkic) is located 16 kilometers far from Givi town, northwest of Ganjah village, which is one of the tourist attractive hubs.

Firzabat (Firouzabad) Bridge

The bridge is locatted in the Firouz district in the entrance of Firzabat village (center of district), in 1933 during incumbency of Rezakhan, of Pahlavi dynasty, by the German architectures.

Roustam Dashi (Roustam’s Stone)

The stone is located at northeast of Givi town, up Givi-khalkhal road, on the Aznov (Aznav) mountain. People say a fiction about that it has been a grit of Roustam shoe or Roustam has carried it by himself.

Sarmistan Scenery (Salmistan)

Sarmistan is believed to be an example of the natural and tourist-attractive scenery of Givi town, and many colorful and good-smelling blooms and flowers furnish the space of the region. The water of the region is very cold and is located northeast of the town, up spa, close to Goy Yal (Cottage of Rahim Soyoudi).

Dalikli Dash (The Pored Stone)

The stone is located northeast of the town, under Givi-Khalkhal road, among gardens. In this place, unmarried girls and infertile women gather together and pray to get their wishes and pass through the hole on the last Wednesday of Iranian Calendar, and if their wishes are fulfilled, they will celebrate their accomplishment in the same location and time and offer people cookies.

Givi Parks

There are some beautiful parks in Givi town, which has been constructed by the municipality. Badam Chichaklari Parki or Shokoufehaye Badam Parki (Almond Blooms Park), Fadak Parki, QizilGul Parki (Rose park), Oyratmanlar or Farhangian Parki (Teachers park), which the most important are Almond Blooms and Fadak Park.

Mashkoul Manbari (Mashkoul Pulpit)

The pulpit is made of wood, and Ayatulkorsi (a verse of the Koran) has been engraved with Kufi handwriting on its body. The building date is not clear, some refers to Usman and some to Seljuk dynasty. There are a castle and a cave in north of Qizil Uzan river and a deserted graveyard which is called Sunnular Qabristani (Sunnite Graveyard) in the village.


Givi town enjoy a moderate, mountainous weather, which is cold in winter and has short and warm summers. The warmest months include, June, July and August with maximum temperature of 26 °C (79 °F), and the lowest temperature in winter reaches to −16.5 °C (2.3 °F) and average of lowest temperature during January and February amounts about −6.5 °C (20.3 °F) and its max amount about 39 °C (102 °F). Hailing in the city on May 29, 2003 had never happened to such extent. Givi town has much tourist-attractive scenery, besides all the green and fruitful gardens of the city has doubled the attractiveness of town, which hosts many visitors from throughout the world. The current mayor of the city is Ali-Akbar Chiraq-Alizada.

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