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Iranian Azerbaijan

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Iranian Azerbaijan (Persian:آذربایجان) is in the extreme northwest of Iran close to the border with the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan and Turkey.


  • Ardabil
  • Jolfa — Small (and boring) border town to Nakhcivan, good starting point to explore St. Stephanos monastery and the Aras river valley along the Iranian border with Azerbaijan (incl. Nakhcivan exclave) and Armenia.
  • Kandovan — Small village with houses carved in the rocks like in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • Maku
  • Osku
  • Tabriz — capital of East Azerbaijan province. and the major center of the whole region
  • Takab — Takht-e Soleyman, a Zoroastrian fire temple and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is located nearby
  • Urmia — capital of West Azerbaijan province
  • Zanjan

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Iranian Azerbaijan is traditionally inhabited by Turkic-speaking Azeri people. Azerbaijan is a region, part of Iran since the Persian Empire to now, but some small parts of it were divided from Iran by the Soviet Union. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, this other region became an independent country.

This region, especially the eastern parts of it, is one of the most beautiful places in all of Iran. The region is known for its friendly people and for the great food.

Iranian Azerbaijan is comprised of Ardabil and Zanjan Provinces, as well as the East and West Azerbaijan provinces of Iran.


Azerbaijani also known as Azeri Turkish the native and primary language of Azerbaijani people. It is a Turkic language and is mutually intelligible with modern Istanbul Turkish, the official language of Turkey. Persian (Farsi) is also spoken as of the official language of Iran. Iranian Azeri people are usually bilingual, they speak Iran's official and national language Persian, in addition to their native language Azeri Turkish.

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Get around


  • Takht Soleiman. Takht-e Soleymān (Persian: تخت سلیمان‎, Takht-e Soleymān, literally "the Throne of Solomon") is an archaeological site in West Azarbaijan, Iran. It lies midway between Urmia and Hamadan, very near the present-day town of Takab, and 400 km (250 mi) west of Tehran.




  • Chelo-Kabab
  • Kofte-e-Tabrizi
  • Lighvan cheese

Eyran or in persian dough دوغ a delicious drink made with yoghurt and water

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