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Country Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Sarab
Bakhsh Mehraban
Elevation 1,687 m (5,535 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,557
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Postal code 54911
Calling code 0432722

Duzduzan (Persian: دوزدوزان‎; also Romanized as Dūzdūzān)[1] is a town in Mehraban District, Sarab County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,557, in 664 families.[2]


Duzduzan is located in the mountains of Arasbaran in northwestern Iran on the highway between Ardabil and Tabriz. Although not on the river it is within the drainage basin of the Aji Chay. Because of its high elevation it has a climate that is generally cold and rainy. The town is 15 km by road east of the village of Kurdkandi and 32 km by road east of Bostanabad. Duzduzan is 37 km by road west of the city of Sarab, the county seat.


The area is earthquake prone as it lies on the Duzduzan Fault, in the North Tabriz fault system,[3][4] just north of the plate boundary where the Arabian Plate is pushing against the Eurasian Plate. The town was heavily shaken in:[4]

  • 1721 by the Shebli earthquake (7.3 MW)
  • 1780 by the Tabriz earthquake (7.4 MW)
  • 1786 by the Marand-Mishu earthquake (6.3 MW)
  • 1807 by a quake on the Tasujreverse fault (5.5 MW)
  • 1879 by a quake on the South Bozqush reverse fault (6.7 MW)


The people in the area depend mostly upon subsistence agriculture and livestock production, with some production of handicrafts.


  1. ^ Duzduzan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3061898" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel).  
  3. ^ Azad, Solaymani (2009). Seismic Hazard Assessement for Tehran, Tabriz and Zandjan Cities (Nw Iran) Based on Morphotectonics And Paleoseismology. Doctoral dissertation (in French). Montpellier, France:  
  4. ^ a b Berberian, Manuel, and Yeats, Robert S. (1999). "Patterns of historical earthquake rupture in the Iranian Plateau". Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 89 (1): 120–139. Archived from the original on 10 August 2013. 

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