Tabriz is one of the metropolitan cities of Iran and the capital city of East Azarbaijan province. It is the largest city in the northwest (Azarbaijan) and is the administrative, communicational, commercial, political, scientific, industrial, cultural and military center of the region. It is considered as the second industrial city of the country, after Tehran, due to holding the major plants and industries.
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Further, it is one of the most important immigrant attracting cities of the country due to its culture. The first press, city hall, post office and general movie theater of Iran was established in Tabriz; therefore, it is called the city of firsts.
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Since begging has been eradicated in Tabriz, it is known as a city without beggars. World Health Organization has selected Tabriz as the healthiest city of Iran. The city is known as the "Iranian investment zone" due to attracting the private sector's capital investment; it has been ranked as the first capital investment for 5 years in a row in the country. Besides, Tabriz is known as the second university city of Iran after Tehran, due to having 9 prominent state universities and several non-state universities.
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Due to the unique geographical location of Tabriz, this city should be considered as one of the most important cities on the path of the Silk Road in the ancient times. Because of its location on this important route, the eastern-western and north-south links it is of special historical importance. The significance of the road is related to the fact that the silk industry, as the most expensive good of the path, has been developed in Tabriz and its vicinity leading to silk weaving and carpet weaving development in it.
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By maintaining some parts of Blue Mosque monument, establishing Iron age museum, restoring and paving of Tarbiat Street, the marvelous parts of historical Silk Road such as Tabriz Bazaar, Ipak Yoli behind the Blue Mosque, have been preserved and revived.


the landscape of Tabriz City 

Historical Bazar of Tabriz 

 

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