Geographical Location and
Area of the City of Jolfa
The city of Jolfa is located in the northwest of East Azerbaijan Province, between 45°17′ to 46°31′ of eastern longitude and 38°39′ to 39°2′ of northern latitude as a narrow strip on the northern border of the Province. It ends up from the north to Aras River, Republics of Armenia, Nakhchivan and Azerbaijan. The area of this city is 1670.31 sq. km and the city of Kaleibar is located in the eastern part of this town and the cities of Marand and Ahar are considered its southern neighbors. Averagely, the width of the city is 17 km and its length is 100 km. Jolfa is the capital city and is located 135 km away from northwest of Tabriz and 65 km from north of Marand. In terms of the area, Jolfa is considered among the small towns of the Province and with an area of 1670.31 sq. km only covers %3.4 of the total area of the Province and in this regard stands at the twelfth place.
The central district of the city of Jolfa includes Shoja and Arasi municipalities. The city of Jolfa is located in the geographic district of Shoja municipality and Hadishahr city is located in the geographic district of Arasi municipality. In terms of political divisions, the town has two districts namely the Central and Siahroud districts as well as five villages namely western Dizmar, Noje Mehr, Arasi, Daran and Shoja. Based on 2004 census, the number of inhabited villages of the city of Jolfa is estimated as 73,219.