Geography and Political Divisions
Fars is 123946km2 and has a population of 4 million (about 6%). It is located at southern Iran. It shares border with Isfahan to the north, Yazd and Kerman to the east, Hormozgan to the south and Kohgilouyeh and Boushehr to the west.
Fars center is Shiraz, which is one of the oldest cities of Iran and located in a vast plain.
There are three distinct climatic regions in the Fars Province. First, the mountainous area of the north and northwest with moderate cold winters and mild summers. Secondly, the central regions, with relatively rainy mild winters, and hot dry summers. The third region located in the south and southeast, has moderate winters with very hot summers.
Geotourism and Ecotourism
- Fars water resources are divided into: groundwater and surface water.
Fahlian, Sivand, Ghareh Aghaj, Shadkam, Sheshpir, Dehram are the main rivers of Fars. The most important river is Kor with its source at elevations of northwestern Eqlid. The Kor is joined by Sivand River at the end of Karbal Plain and empties into Bakhtegan Lake.
The other important river is Mond with its source at the mountains in eastern Dasht-e-Arjan. It empties into Persian Gulf. Two dams are being built on Mond River: Salman Farsi and Tangab dams.
- Fars has various waterfalls that attract tourists, such as:
Margoun Fall results from Komehr River and its watershed. It has a spectacular view. Forest trees, topography of the river and mountainous region add to the attraction of the fall.