Aras Free Zone is located in Northwestern Iran at the border zero point neighboring Armenia, Azerbaijan and Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan. According to the Decree No. 20708/T/530820 dated 28 June 2005 of the Board of Ministers, the area of Aras Free Zone included 9,700 hectares of the lands of the region. This area was expanded on 4 December 2008 to 51,000 hectares based on the new decree of this Board, including some parts of Julfa and Kaleibar Towns. This approved area in the attached part has increased the main district from 9,700 hectares to 20,500 hectares, and in three detached parts makes up totally 51,000 hectares of entire Aras Free Zone including a part of the Kaleibar city with the area of 24,000 hectares (called Gholi Beig Lou) and the vicinity of Khodafarin Dam with the area of 6,100 hectares as well as the district of Norduz Customs (Iran-Armenia border) with the area of 240 hectares.