Capital of East Azerbaijan providence
Tabriz is the political, economic and cultural city in northwest of Iran. You can visit the world's largest indoor market and …
Tabriz is incredibly well-connected, with international airport and the rail link. The city is linked to Iran National Railways also to Europe by Turkey's railways via Ghotour bridge in West Azerbaijan province of Iran. Tabriz was the first city in Iran to be served by railways with the construction of the Tabriz-Jolfa line in 1912–1914 (later converted to broad-gauge in 1916). Tabriz Railway Station is located in the western part of the city, at the end of Khomeyni Street.
A Tabriz rug/carpet is a type in the general category of Iranian carpets from the city of Tabriz, the capital city. It is one of the oldest rug weaving centers and makes a huge diversity of types of carpets. The range starts at Bazaar quality of 24 raj (Number of knots per length of 7 cm of the widths of the rug) and on up to the incredibly fine 110 raj. Raj are the units of knot density (it shows the fitness of the rug which based on the number of strings used for the foundation of the rug. Strings materials are usually made of cotton or silk which is used for very fine rugs).
Tabriz is the largest economic center in Northwest of Iran. The economy of Tabriz is based on commerce, health care, small and heavy industries, and handcrafts. Tabriz is the main cite for four of Iran's 100 fortune companies including: ITMCO, Palaz Moket, Kashi Tabriz, Shirin Asal, and Aydin.
Modern industries in Tabriz established since early 20 century by match manufacturing industries. Currently manufacturing industries in the city include manufacturing of machinery, vehicles, chemicals and petrochemical materials, refinery, cement, electrical and electronic equipment, home appliances, textiles and leather, nutrition and dairy, woodcraft, and pharmaceuticals.
Shopping centers are mostly located in the city center, including Grand Bazaar of Tabriz, pedestrian malls on Tarbiyat Street, Shahnaz Street and Ferdowsi Street. Also, there are some malls and a lot of elegant & luxurious boutiques of jewelry, rugs, clothes, handcrafts, confectionery and nuts, home appliances and so on in the Abressan intersection,Roshdiyeh district and Kouy Valiasr.
The special feature of Tabriz's malls is that most of them are designated to a particular order, such as home appliances, jewelry, shoes, clothes, wedding ceremonies, ladies/babies/men specialties, leather products, handcrafts, agricultural products, computers, electronic components, industrial equipment, piping equipment, chemical materials, agricultural machines, stationery, books, rugs, construction stuff and others.
Likewise, there are seasonal/occasional shopping fairs opened mainly in the Tabriz International Exhibition Center.
Tabriz International Exhibition Center
Tabriz International Exhibition Center which is located in the eastern part of the city holds tens of exhibitions based on yearly schedule. The most famous fair is TEXPO which is a general trade fair. Established in 1992, it usually holds exhibitions around August 4–9 every year.
Tabriz is the site for 14 of Iran's most prominent universities and higher education institutes. Established in 1947, University of Tabriz is the most prestigious university in north-western Iran. Tabriz University is also considered one of five mother universities in the country which works as regional hub of science for the region. Beside Tabriz University, there are couple of other public universities, operating in the city and its suburbs. Among them the famous ones are:
Tabriz University as seen from the Applied Physics Faculty
• Tabriz University of Medical Sciences has departments from various medical and paramedical branches. This University was part of Tabriz University till early 1980s.
• Sahand University of Technology is established in 1989 and have majors in different fields of Engineering and Technology related sciences.
• Azarbaijan University of Tarbiat Moallem is established on 1987. Azerbaijan University is a general university. Its main campus is located based in Azarshahr county.
• Tabriz Arts University is a private university located in Eastern side of Tabriz.
• Payam-e Noor University of Tabriz, is part of Payame Noor University network of remote educational university.