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Ebrahim Abad Qanat
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Ebrahim Abad Qanat

Ebrahim Abad Qanat is located in Ebrahim Abad village in Moshk Abad, Arak, Markazi province which registered on Iran UNESCO World Heritage Sites under the name of The Persian Qanats.

It is the first historical and cultural heritage of Markazi province that has been registered in UNESCO. Ebrahim Abad Qanat has generated from Haftad Gholleh Mountains (Seventy Peaks) like a long east west series and continues to inside Ebrahim Abad. It had been formed into Marni and Shulati tissues and reach its end with a gentle slope. The first Qanat well that its mother well had been recognized was in an area known as Sareza behind the cemetery in Haftad Golleh zone. 

Ebrahim Abad Qanat

Ebrahim Abad Qanat has the main strain and 2 sub-strands that are locally called Rona and Qoshd. The main strain has 311 branches and Rona and Qoshd have 15 and 22 wells respectively. In distance of 800m, a strain called Rona joins to the main strain. Rona, also called Damaghe Ranha, generates from a small mountain at the beginning of Chekab in Haftad Golleh area, which is called Damaghe Khuni Mountain. Residents says that this strain has cool water that is joined to Ebrahim Abad Qanat. In general, the total well bars of this strain do not exceed 15 wells.

Ebrahim Abad Qanat

In total, Ebrahim Abad Qanat produces the water for approximately 100 hectares of Ebrahim Abad villages periodically. Still, in the present day, this Qanat was built with native Iranian indigenous knowledge, plays an important role in supplying the water needed for farmers' lands and even residents drinking. It continues its survival as a valuable historical element. The 11 Km extension of this Qanat from the mother well to the formation of a rural settlement has led to the formation of some villages with some water-dependent elements such as water storage, baths and a unique water system which is representative of Iranian ancestors' water management and agriculture engineering and also their futurism.

 
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