Swamp Miāngarān

Swamp Miāngarān

The Miāngarān Nouruzi marsh is located south of the mountain slopes Zagros and near the town of Izeh (Khuzestān region). On average it has an area of ​​2500 hectares that in the rainy seasons exceeds 3000.

The Nouruzi ethnic group lives around the swamp in the villages. The climate of the area is usually humid in summer, while in winter it is cold so that on some occasions the hills around it are covered with snow. Among the most important animal species of the Miāngarān marsh we can mention the shelduck, the tadorna ferruginea, the common shoveler, the mallard, the teal, the flamingo, the cattle egret, the white stork, the black stork, the falacrocoracids and the gray heron. The marbled duck, the rusty hunchback and the Lesser Lombardian goose are some of the rare species present in this swamp.

Every year in the bird migration season, it welcomes various kinds of migratory water and semi-aquatic birds. The frog, the natrice (reptile species) and also a type of fish are among the marine creatures of this swamp.

In addition to natural attractions, the marsh area of ​​Miāngarān has archaeological finds from the Elamite civilization, such as bas-reliefs, ancient funeral vessels, etc.

The water supply of the swamp does not come from the rivers, it is the atmospheric precipitation and the waters deriving from the melting of the snows of the mountains of the area to provide water to it. The swamp is also called by names like Porchestān, Sheykhān, Fārom and Menqār.

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