In the name of God
Urmia as the center of west Azerbaijan province has expanded in a plain with seventy KMs length & thirty KMs width & with expanse equal with 5298 square KM beside Urmia 's blue Lake . This plain has covered with sediments of Barandooz river , Shahar chai river, Roshe river& Nazlu river witch regularly supply water of area every year. Historical record and location of city in the course of Caucasus , Armenia, small Asia &Mesopotamia and also fertile lands and favorable weather has given specific importance to it . Urmia is situated in forty five degrees & two minutes of geographic length& thirty seven degrees & two minutes of geographic width, with population about 725008. Prehistoric nations consider west of urmia Lake more than other parts of Iran. Different habitats that today have left in the form of historic hills, also confirm This subject. One of These hills That is known as gooy hill , excels of more ancient historic hills of Mesopotamia, small Asia & Iran plateau.
After Islam , urmia was known as second important city of Azerbaijan next to maragheh. Since 15 century A.D that osmani's Turks become settled in west rom empire , urmia bazaar found extraordinary importance as frontier city and benefitted of important towers. Three dome tower & urmia's Friday mosque consider as memories of Islamic civilization immensity in area.
Urmia was meetting point of tribes & religions around itself such as Auturians, Armenoids , jews & finally moslems. urmia's historical monuments include Dogozpillah Yakhchal , ziveh hill, Auturian's church, astaneh, Friday mosque , sardar mosque, minaret mosque, azam mosque ,motalleb khan mosque & many other monuments .
Urmia has three cities and five districts.
Urmia customs office:
Urmia customs has old antiquity. in 1913 A.D Belgian MR.noz was at the head of Iran customs &one of his compatriots named" Butive" was appointed as head of Urmia customs. During 1915&1914" Kurdonieh Lozhen"and "Moruji " were in charge of this position. In 1337 urmia customs was active under management of west Azerbaijan province customs and it's dependent customs included "Bazargan, Sero, Sardasht, Piranshahr & Oshnavieh" . In 1347 west Azerbaijan customs disbanded And this customs started it's activity totally in west Azerbaijan with Tabriz centrality under the name of Rezaeieh customs . in 1354 urmia customs was active with dependent customs "Sero, Piranshahr, Oshnavieh& Mahabad" .
In 1360 west Azerbaijan province customs again was organized with bazargan centrality. And urmia customs became one of it's dependent customs , &customs supervisor settled in Bazargan boundary as director general of Bazargan customs . in 1370 with creation of West Azerbaijan province customs , urmia customs started it's activity in management level with Mahabad and piranshahr dependent customs.
Now urmia customs &dependent customs include "Piranshahr, Sero, Mahabad, Sardasht, Bazargan , Poldasht, Khoy, Razi, & frontier mini malls : Sarisu , Razi, Gasemrash, Tamarchin, Sanambulaghi, Klashin" are active under management of west Azerbaijan superintendence. Major activities of urmia customs include: import, export, transit, postal cares, judicial, passenger and … .