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1 Sep

Tabriz

Tabriz is the most populated city in Iranian Azerbaijan  , one of the historical capitals of Iran and the present capital of East Azerbaijan province. The city is located in the Quru River valley, between long ridges of volcanic cones in the Sahand and Eynali mountains, Tabriz’s elevation ranges between 1,350 and 1,600 metres (4,430 and 5,250 ft) above sea level. The valley opens up into a plain that gently slopes down to the eastern shores of Lake Urmia, 60 kilometres (37 miles) to the west. With cold winters and temperate summers, Tabriz is considered a summer resort. It was...
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19 Aug

Yazd

Yazd formerly also known as Yezd, is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran. The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan. At the 2011 census, the population was 529,673, and it is currently 15th largest city in Iran. Since 2017, the historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture. It is nicknamed the “City of Windcatchers” (Shahr-e Badgirha) from its many examples. It is also very well known for its Zoroastrian fire temples, ab anbars (cisterns), qanats...
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17 Aug

Mashhad

Mashhad, also spelled Mashad or Meshed city, capital of Khorāsān-e Razavī ostān (province), northeastern Iran. It is located in the Kashaf River valley at an elevation of about 1,000 meters. As the burial place of ʿAlī al-Riḍā, the eighth imam in Twelver Shīʿism (Ithnā ʿAshariyyah), Mashhad is an important pilgrimage site. Also, as the easternmost of Iran’s major cities, it is a hub for trade with the countries that border Iran to the east. Mashhad is the second most populated city of Iran—after Tehrān, the national capital. Tourists and pilgrims add to the number of people in the city, as...
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9 Aug

Shiraz

Shiraz is the fifth most populated city of Iran and the capital of Fars Province (Old Persian as Pârsâ). Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the (Roodkhaneye Khoshk/ The Dry River) seasonal river. It has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for over a thousand years. It is regarded as one of the oldest cities of ancient Persia. The earliest reference to the city as Tiraziš is on Elamite clay tablets dated to 2000 BC. In the 13th century Shiraz became a leading center of the arts and letters due to the encouragement...
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9 Aug

Isfahan

Isfahan (historically also rendered in English as Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan or Hispahan) is a city in Iran. It is located 406 kilometres (252 miles) south of Tehran, and is the capital of Isfahan Province. Isfahan has a population of approximately 1.5 million, making it the third largest city in Iran after Tehran and Mashhad. The following counties constitute the province : Borkhar County, Najafabad County, Khomeyni Shahr County, Shahin Shahr and Meymeh County, Mobarakeh County, Falavarjan County, Tiran and Karvan County, Lenjan County and Isfahan County. Isfahan is an important city as it is located at the intersection of the...
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