Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in northwestern Iran. Zanjan is known for its beautiful handcrafts such as knives, traditional sandals, called charoogh, and malileh, a handcraft made with silver wires. Zanjani artists make many things like various decorative dishes and their special covers as well as silver jewelry. Zanjan is known for its stainless and sharp knives. Zanjan has a cold semi-arid climate with hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. Precipitation is very low, and mostly falls between October and May.