Tabriz is the most populated city in Iranian Azerbaijan, one of the historical capitals of Iran and the present capital of East Azerbaijan province. With a population of over 1.73 million (2016), Tabriz is the largest economic hub and metropolitan area in Northwest of Iran. It is bounded on the north by the Aras River, which separates it from independent Azerbaijan and Armenia. Tabriz, the region’s largest city, was the capital of this empire and became a center of cultural and commercial life.
Tabriz has a semi-arid climate with regular seasons. The annual precipitation is around 280 millimeters, a good deal of which falls as snow, during the winter months and rain in spring and autumn. The city enjoys mild and fine climate in spring, dry and semi-hot in summer, humid and rainy in autumn and snowy cold in winter.
East Azerbaijan is one of the great handicraft centers of Iran. Several handicrafts like carpet, Glim, Varni, Clay dishes, Ceramic, Leather shoemaking are producing in this province.
Moreover, The biggest roofed bazaar in the world is built here where you can find Turkish sweets and variety of diaries.
Osku, Kandovan village, is situated 50 km. north of Tabriz, on the foothills of Mount Sahand. It dates back from the early Islamic period. Natural cones, scattered over a vast area, serve as human dwellings on rock formations which themselves seem to have been the work of certain sculptors. In Tabriz, you can also visit Arasbaran Forest, Tabriz Carpet Bazaar, Constitution House, Catholic Church and Shah Golu (El-Glu).