Another Iranian Island with Global fame is the Hormoz, the
due to its colored soil, is very popular among tourists and Ecotourists. This oval Island is 16 kilometers far from Bandar Abbas. Throughout the history the Tourists and merchants had an especial intrest for this Island. The interesting fact about this island is that the locals, use the colored soil to bake bread.
Many islands are located in the Persian Gulf, some of which are vacant, such as
The Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs, Kharg Island, Harku Island, Sirri Island, Shif Island, Sadra Island, Farsi Island, Faror Island, Lavan Island, Larak Island, Mino Island, Negin Island, Hengam Island and Hendurabi.
However other than the Persian Gulf area, other parts of Iran also contains Islands as well. Lake Urmia located in the northwestern of Iran and between east and west Azerbaijan provinces, covering an area about 6 thousand square meters is the 25th largest lake in the world, the Urmia Lake is important because it is the largest lake in Iran and also the greatest saltwater lake in the Middle East.