Iranian Azerbaijan

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Iranian Azerbaijan (Persian and South Azerbaijani: آذربایجان) is in the extreme northwest of Iran, by the border with the country and former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan.

Four provinces in Iranian Azerbaijanː West Azerbaijan (west), East Azerbaijan (middle north), Ardebil (east), and Zanjan (south).


Provincial capitals[edit]

  • Ardabil - is capital of Ardabil province.
  • Tabriz — is the most populated city in Iranian Azerbaijan, it is capital of East Azerbaijan province and a major regional hub.
  • Urmia — is capital of West Azerbaijan province.
  • Zanjan - is capital of Zanjan province.

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Iranian Azerbaijan is traditionally inhabited by Turkic-speaking Azari people. The region's formation in its current borders dates back to Turkmanchay Treaty of 1828, which divided Azeri-majority lands between Persian and Russian spheres of influence, the latter of which later became Soviet and now independent country of Azerbaijan.

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

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


Azerbaijanis are speaking in Azeri, but most of the residents can speak in official language of country Farsi and in English. In few parts of Iranian Azerbaijan with dominating Kurdish population, Kurdish Language is popular as well. Some Armenian minorities in Tabriz and in Urmia are speaking in Armenian as well.

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


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