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Full name Tabriz
Official name Tabriz
Other nameAncient names: Davrezh, Tavrezh, Tavrez
ProvinceEast Azerbaijan Province
CountyTabriz County
DistrictTabriz Central district
Established dateN/A
MayorAlireza Navin
City Council ChairwomanZahra Eftekhari
Total Area125.1 sq mi (324 km2)
Urban Area909.4 sq mi (2356 km2)
Elevation4433.7 ft (1351.4 m)
Total Population1398060 (2006)
Population Rank in Iran4th
DemonymTabrizian, Tabrizli, Tabrizi
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Postal code51368
Area code0411

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Tabriz (Azerbaijani/Persian تبریز) ( ) is the fourth largest city and one of the historical capitals of Iran and the capital of East Azerbaijan Province. Situated at an altitude of 1,350 meters at the junction of the Quri River and Aji River, it was the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s, one of its former capitals, and residence of the crown prince under the Qajar dynasty. The city has proven extremely influential in the country’s recent history. Tabriz is located in a valley to the north of the long ridge of the volcanic cone of Sahand, south of the Eynali mountain. The valley opens out into a plain that slopes gently down to the northern end of Lake Urmia, 60 km to the west. With cold winters and temperate summers the city is considered a summer resort.

The estimated population of the city is around 1,400,000 based on results of the Iranian census bureau. Tabriz is the fourth most populous city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, and Esfahan, and is also a major Iranian heavy industrial and manufacturing center. Some of these industries include automobile, machine tools, oil and petrochemical and cement production.

With a rich history, Tabriz contains many historical monuments, but repeated devastating earthquakes and several invasions during frequent wars have substantially damaged many of them. Many monuments in the city date back to the Ilkhanid, Safavid, and Qajar periods, with the large Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex being named as a World Heritage Site in 2010. In addition to all of this there is an excavation site and museum in the city center with a history that dates back to 2500 years.

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Iran Inks Fuel Deal with Afghanistan - Al-Manar TV Tweet this news
Al-Manar TV--A quarter was for petrol and around 10% was jet fuel, he said. He expressed hope that export of oil products will increase next year as refineries in Shazand, Tehran, -Tabriz-, Bandar Abbas and Isfahan raise the output.--- - Date : Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:05:03 GMT
Azerbaijan, Iran`s Eastern Azerbaijani Province discuss relations - News.Az Tweet this news
News.Az--Consul General in -Tabriz- Ali Alizade met with chairman of Chamber of Mine, Industry and Trade of Iran`s Eastern Azerbaijan province Rahim Sadigiyan. They discussed ways of further expanding trade and economic ties between the Republic of Azerba - Date : Fri, 22 Apr 2011 07:04:36 GMT+00:00
Photos: City of Tabriz Covered In Smog - Payvand Tweet this news
Payvand---Tabriz-, the capital city of Iran's East Azerbaijan province, sits at altitude of 1350 meters above sea level at the junction of the Ghuri Chay and Aji Chay rivers. It has been the second largest city in Iran until the late 1960s and one of - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:49:52 GMT+00:00
Iranian secures 3rd-stage triumph - Manila Standard Today Tweet this news
Manila Standard Today--The 25-year-old Golakhour, a native of -Tabriz- town in Iran, grabbed the lead from the get-go, and although seriously challenged by a local rider, finished strong to win the lap by a comfortable three-bike margin. “(There was) no - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 07:46:49 GMT+00:00
Iran's Tabriz Petrochemical runs PS facility at full tilt - ICIS (subscription) Tweet this news
ICIS (subscription)--SINGAPORE (ICIS)-- Iran 's sole polystyrene (PS) producer, -Tabriz- Petrochemical, is running its facility at 100% capacity on the back of healthy domestic demand, a company source said on Tuesday. According to the company, there - Date : Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:17:53 GMT+00:00
Sepahan stretches its lead with win over Teraktor - Tehran Times Tweet this news
Tehran Times--The game was held at Yadegare Emam Stadium in -Tabriz- in front of 70000 Tabrizi fans. Ibrahim Tore gave the lead to Sepahan in the 27th minute, but an own goal by defender Ehsan Hajsafi made it 1-1 two minutes into the second half. ... - Date : Fri, 15 Apr 2011 22:22:43 GMT+00:00
Anti-Iranian posters at Tehran-Tabriz football match - Tweet this news the football matches between Tehran's “Esteglal” and -Tabriz's- “Traqtorsaz” teams in Tehran's “Azadi” stadium some fans raised anti-Iranian posters, Iranian “” website writes. It's report - Date : Tue, 12 Apr 2011 12:57:24 GMT+00:00
Sepahan beats Teraktor to remain atop - Press TV Tweet this news
Press TV--The IPL pacesetter gained the whole three points of the away match at Yadegar-e-Emam Stadium in the city of -Tabriz- on Friday to lock up its place on top of the standings with 61 points. Senegalese striker Ibrahima Toure scored the opener for S - Date : Sat, 16 Apr 2011 04:23:36 GMT+00:00
Opposition rallies 'seek to impede development' - News.Az Tweet this news
News.Az--For example, the "square” in front of the -Tabriz- cinema was indicated as one of the places for assemblies in Baku. However, this area has significantly changed since the list was published. As a result of improvements to traffic flow - Date : Thu, 14 Apr 2011 08:56:39 GMT+00:00
Protests Continue in Tabriz: Families of Prisoners Attacked - Payvand Tweet this news
Payvand--Meanwhile Amnesty International referred to the arrest of some seventy Azerbaijani citizens in -Tabriz- and twenty more in Urumieh and demanded their unconditional release while also requesting information on their whereabouts. In their interview - Date : Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:32:19 GMT+00:00

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Capital of Iran
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Major monuments in Tabriz

Amir Nezam House * Arg of Tabriz * Azerbaijan Museum * Baghmisheh gate * Bazaar of Tabriz * Behnam House * Blue Mosque * Catholic Church of Tabriz * Charm Sazi Khosravi * Tabriz Constitution House * Eynali * Ferdowsi Street * Ghari Bridge * Haidarzadeh house * Iron Age museum * Jameh Mosque of Tabriz * Kandovan * Madrasah Akbarieh * Maqbaratoshoara * Muharram museum * Museum of Ostad Bohtouni * Nobar bath * On ibn Ali's shrine * Pol Sangi * Pottery museum * Rab'-e Rashidi * Saat Tower * Saheb ol Amr Mosque * Seyed Hamzeh shrine * Seghat ol Islam's House * Shah-goli * Shahnaz street * Shohada Mosque * Tabriz Fire Fighting Tower * Tabriz Railway Station * Tarbiyat street * Tomb of Two Kamals

Architecture of Persia and Iran

ElementsBazaars * The Persian Garden (hayāt) * Windcatchers * Shabestan * Kucheh * Talar * Iwan * Howz * Panjdari * Hashti * Andaruni * Biruni (Persian architecture) * Dalan e Vorudi * Qanat * Kariz * Gonbad * Ab anbar * Yakhchal * Caravanserais * Robats * Burj * Khaneqah * Tekyeh * Sahn * Imamzadeh * Mosques
Notable traditional citiesArchitecture of Tehran * Bam * Bukhara * Ctesiphon, Derbent * Herat * Isfahan * Kashan * Merv * Mashad * Persepolis * Qazvin * Qom * Samarkand * Shahrisabz * Shiraz * Susa * Tabriz * Takht-i-Suleiman (Takht-e Soleyman) * Yazd * Gur-e Amir
History and theoryTraditional Persian residential architecture * Traditional water sources of Persian antiquity * Islamic architecture * Sassanid architecture * Pre-Parsi style * Parsi style * Parthian style * Khorasani style * Razi style * Azari style * Isfahani style
ListsList of ab anbars of Qazvin * List of historical Iranian architects * List of mosques * Args, Castles, and Ghal'ehs * List of Ziyarat-gahs

East Azarbaijan Province

CountiesAhar * Ajabshir * Azarshahr * Bonab * Bostanabad * Charoymaq * Hashtrud * Heris * Jolfa * Kaleybar * Malekan * Marand * Maragheh * Miyaneh * Osku * Sarab * Shabestar * Tabriz * Varzaqan
CitiesAbeshahmad * Aqkand * Ahar * Ajabshir * Azarshahr * Bakhshayesh * Basmenj * Bonab * Bostanabad * Duzduzan * Gogan * Hadishar * Hashtrud * Heris * Horand * Ilkhchi * Jolfa * Kaleybar * Khajeh * Khamaneh * Kharaju * Kharvana * Khezerlu * Khomarlu * Khosroshahr * Kolvanaq * Koshksaray * Kuzekonan * Leylan * Malekan * Mamaqan * Marand * Maragheh * Mehraban * Miyaneh * Nazarkahrizi * Osku * Qareaghaj * Sardrud * Sarab * Siyahrud * Shabestar * Shendabad * Sharabiyan * Sharafkhaneh * Sis * Sufiyan * Tabriz * Tasuj * Tikmedash * Tark * Turkmenchay * Varzaqan * Vayghan * Yamchi * Zarnaq * Zonuz
Amir Nezam House * Arasbaran * Arg of Tabriz * Azarbaijan Museum * Babak Fort * Bazaar of Tabriz * Blue Mosque, Tabriz * Eynali * Quri-gol * Haidar Zadeh house * House of constitution * Iron Age museum * Jamee mosque of Tabriz * Kandovan * Khodaafarin Bridges * Maqbaratoshoara * Maragheh observatory * Museum of Ostad Bohtouni * Saint Stepanos Monastery * Shah-goli * Tabriz Municipality * Zahhak Castle

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