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Cities

Maragheh

Maragheh

Maragheh Township is located on the west-south part of the province, and on the outskirts of the mountain Sahand, and its distance to Tabriz is 130 kilometers. The town of Maragheh is one of the oldest and the most historical valuable towns of Iran. During the liberation battles of Babak Khorramdeen with the Arabs, this town was the headquarters of the Arab army.

Tabriz

Tabriz

With 619 kilometers distance to Tehran, and 150 kilometers to the border with the Republic of Azarbaijan, this city has kept its significant location for centuries. The name of Tabriz was mentioned first in the Asyrian king, epigraph of Sargon II in 714 BC.
During the third and the fourth centuries, Tabriz was a famous city, and it was taken as a capital for the first time by the Rewadiyan Family. Between the Rewadiyan period and the Mongols, the city had been destroyed several times due to earthquakes.

History and Culture of Azarbaijan East

History and Culture of Azarbaijan East

The province of E-Azarbaijan is a part of the ancient Iranian territory. During the Alexander (so called the Great), (331 BC), a great commander called Atorpat, who was the commander of the Little Maad, rebelled in this territory, and a part of the Little Maad, which is the now Azarbaijan, was liberated from the Greeks. For this reason, this territory was called Atorpatkan.

Climate of Azarbaijan east

Climate of Azarbaijan east

The climate of the province is generally cold and dray. The mountainous parts of the province have a very cold climate, but the lowlands enjoy temperate weather. The average of the temperature are recorded in the city of Tabriz, -8.9° C, as the lowest, and in the city of Maragheh, 20.2°C as the highest, while the average of the lowest temperature in the province is -1°C.

Geographical position of east Azarbaijan

Geographical position of east Azarbaijan

With 45,261 square kilometers, the Province of East-Azarbaijan is located on the north-west corner of the country. It includes 12 townships which are: Tabriz, Ahar, Bostanabad, Bonab, Sarab, Shabester, Kaliber, Maragheh, Marand, Miyaneh, Harees, and Hashtrood. The historic city of Tabriz is the political and administrative capital of the province.