North Khorasan at a Glance:
Norh Khorasan province was established after division of Khorasan to three provinces; North Khorasan, Razavi Khorasan and South Khorasan in 2004 and it has 8 counties called Bojnourd, Esfarayen, Shirvan, Jajarm, Mane & Samalqan, Garmeh, Faruj and Raz & Jargalan, 22 towns, 45 rural districts and more than 1,000 villages. The total population of province was 863092 people, according to 2016 census (en.nkchto.ir).
The province is noted for its multicultural background. Many people speak at least 2 different languages including Persian, Tati, Khorasani Turkic, Kurmanci Kurdish, and Turkmen. Intermarriage between the ethnic groups speaking these languages is common.
As an extraordinary collection of natural and historical attractions, North Khorasan province draws numbers of visitors to this part of the country annually. Walking in every region of this land opens a new door to many inspiring and iconic beauties. Among many historical and natural attractions of the province are mineral water springs, small lakes, recreational areas, caves, protected areas and assorted hiking areas.
Miandasht Wildlife Refuge Salouk Heights (Protected Area)
Roeen Village Sarigol National Park (Protected Area)
BabaAman Tourism Park BeshGhardash Tourism Park