It is situated in a valley oriented from east to west, on a steep slope overlooking the northern part of the Takht Mountains, south of Marivan. Most of the houses in this village are stone and stair-shaped like Palangan and Masuleh. The beams cover the ceilings, the uneven stone blocks form the walls, and it could be said that the material used in the construction of the houses is that provided by the surrounding nature. The peculiar style of this village makes the roof of the lower house the courtyard of the upper house.

The climate of this region in spring and summer is mild and pleasant, but very cold in winter. Uraman village is one of the attractive rural areas of Kurdistan which, in addition to its panoramic views, has an invaluable tourist capacity thanks to the annual organization of a wonderful ancient Peer Shahriar ceremony.

The inhabitants of the region and their language are known as Hevarami because they speak a Kurdish language called Hevarami or Huramani which is one of the most famous Kurdish languages. The ancient fire temples in this area indicate that its inhabitants were Zoroastrians before converting to Islam.

The Sirvan River flows from the deep valleys of this region and empties into Iraq. The border areas of Sirvan are called Ravar. In this region, the land is covered with walnut, pomegranate, fig and mulberry trees. Despite the adverse weather conditions, the inhabitants respect their traditions. Other holy places are the Oihang and Abdolahí mosques, the tomb of Loskeh Hijij, highly respected by the inhabitants of this region and other peoples of Kurdistan.

Uraman engraving

It is located on the Zinaneh mountain of Uraman and is carved in the shape of a half moon. Inside there is an engraving of a human figure 2.5 meters long and 30 meters wide. On top of this print are special engravings. Also, there is another inscription in this area in cuneiform characters that is probably related to the end of the second millennium BC., which makes the area a very important historical point. Recent studies have revealed the ancient history of this valley. A cave has been found that could be the proof of the life of the first humans 8000 years ago.

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Negel village and the Holy Quran

This town is famous for a Koran written in Kufic characters, a particular calligraphy with 90 degree angles, originating from the city of Kufa, in present-day Iraq. This Quran dates back more than 1000 years. This magnificent manuscript of religious art has transformed this town and its mosque into a famous religious museum.


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