The capital of East Azarbaijan (or Aturpatgan) province, the land of the nobles of Iran
Tabriz 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 Zarathustra.
Tabriz, Being the provincial capital of East Azarbaijan ( Aturpatgan ), has slightly more than 1,700,000 population and was the second largest city in Iran until the early 1970s. 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. On June 3rd 2003 East Park became a member of IASP. IASP (International Association of Science Parks) established in 1984- is located in Spain. It consists members from 73 different countries from all over the word .East Azarbaijan Science & Technology Park is now a full member of IASP (2008)..
With a very rich history, Tabriz used to house many historical monuments. Unfortunately, many of them were destroyed in repeated invasions and attacks of foreign forces, negligence of the ruling governments, as well natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. What remains now mostly dates back to the Ilkhanids, the Safavids, and the Qajars. Some of the monuments are unrivaled masterpieces of architecture.
Major Factories Of Tabriz
Tabriz is one of Irans most important industrial cities. Its products include cement, machine tools, vehicles, chemicals and petrochemical, refinery, and many other industrial products. Some of the major industrial complexes in the city are listed below:
Some of the most famous chocolate industries are:
Tabriz also has an excellent position in the handicraft industry of Iran, having a large share in the exports of the province. Tabriz carpets are widely known around the world and in international markets for their vibrant designs and colors. Without exaggeration, Iranian rugs owe their fame to the creative minds of the designers and the deft hands of the carpet weavers of East Azzrbaijan
Sahand University of Technology(Website)
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
University of Tabriz (website)
Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem, Tabriz
Tabriz Islamic Arts University
Payameh noor University of Tabriz
Islamic Azad University of Tabriz
University College of Seraj, Tabriz
University College of Rabe Rashidi, Tabriz
University College of Nabi Akram , Tabriz