Tabriz is the capital city of East Azerbaijan province. Tabriz is the third largest city of Iran after Tehran and Mashhad. The city’s area is 1400 km. Based on the recent findings, it is estimated that the city is about 4500 years old. Since the city is located in mountainous region it has mild Summer and very cold Winter. The interesting point about Tabriz is that it was the first capital of Iran in Safavid time and the city for crown princes of Qajar dynasty. Since Tabriz was near the borders of Iran and Ottoman, it was so vulnerable to the threats of Ottoman Empire.
Ottoman seized the city so Shah Tahmasp Safavi decided to choose Qazvin as his capital. Tabriz was labeled as “ Dar Al-saltane” in Qajar time and many Qajarid crown princes was living there. Tabriz is known as the city of the firsts, city without beggars, city of underpass and overpass, the safest city of Iran, second industrial city of Iran, second city of university in Iran, city of chocolate, center of Automative industry of Iran, and one of the most important city of Iran in terms of accepting immigrants