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Is the capital of one of the most famous provinces of Iran, The Azarbaijan or Aturpatgan. It is the land of Azargoshnasp temple; The fire temple of the Kings and the Nobles of Iran.
It is perhaps the birth place of Zaratushtra.
Tabriz, Being the provincial capital of Eastern Azarbaaijaan ( Aturpaatgaan ), has slightly more than 1,400,000 population (1992 census) and was the second largest city in Iran until the early 1970's. Tabriz has been the capital city of Iran on numerous times throughout the old history of this country. Tabriz is located in a valley to the north of the beautiful Mount Sahand. The valley opens out into a plain that slopes down gently to the northern end of Lake Orumieh, about 60 km to the west.
Tabriz is 310 km southeast of Bazargan ( Iranian- Turkish frontier); 159 km south of Jolfa on Iran- Aran (Azarbaijan republic ) border, and can be reached by very good roads, rail (742km from Tehran, with connections to the Europe and Moscow), and air from Tehran and other major cities.
The 160 km long Talkheh Rud or Aji Chai is the major river of the city, formed by merging of three smaller rivers of Ab Nahand, Guri Chai, and Ojan Chai which all originate from the Sabalan Mountain range and heights in the southeastern part of the town. The Talkheh Rud and other streams join the lake of Orumieh after passing through the valleys between the Sorkhband and Yekkeh Chin mountain north of Tabriz and Osku district. Mehran Rud also called Liqvan rud originates from the peaks between Karim and Sultan Mountains overlooking the Liqvan village near the beautiful Esparakhoon and Qeshloq villages.
By virtue of its location, Tabriz has a mild Summer climate,which makes this city an ideal Summer vacation spot for the Iranians from the more Southern areas of the country. The Winters are cold and the snow filled mountains of Tabriz are perfect for the lovers of Winter sports. Tabriz has a continental type of climate with low humidity of average annual rainfall of 289 mm.
Tabriz has been vulnerable to earthquakes throughout its long history, one of which nearly destroyed the city completely in 858. After being rebuilt, it was again devastated in 1041, when more than 40,000 people lost their lives.
The city has a long and turbulent history: although the early history of Tabriz is shrouded in legend and mystery, the... more travel advice
Arabs refer to it as Azarbaijan. In Armenian books both Azarbayaghan and Azarbadaghan are recorded. In ancient Pahlavi... more travel advice
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