World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Sarab, East Azerbaijan

Article Id: WHEBN0022707649
Reproduction Date:

Title: Sarab, East Azerbaijan  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Azerbaijan (Iran), Iranian cuisine, Mount Bozgush
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Sarab, East Azerbaijan

Sarab
سراب
city

Sarab
Sarab
Coordinates:
Country Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Sarab
Bakhsh Central
Elevation 1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 42,057
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 431

Sarab (Persian: سراب‎; also Romanized as Sarāb)[1] is a city in and the capital of Sarab County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 42,057, in 11,045 families.[2]

Sarab is famous for its rugs.[3] From 1747 to 1813, it was the capital of the Sarab Khanate.[4]

Sarab is 636 kilometres (395 mi) from Tehran, and 130 kilometres (81 mi) from Tabriz. Sarab is situated between the high mountains of Bozquosh and the peak of Sabalan. It has a very lovely and pleasant temperature in summer but very cold one in winter. The town of Sarab is one of the oldest and historic settlements of Azarbijan. An epigraph which belongs to the Urartu periodic has been found near the town. The volcanic mountains situated around the town contain a large number of spa waters, and streams. Some of the interesting places in Sarab are the stony Epigraph Orratoey Qirax Qizlar, the stony Epigraph of Razliq which is located 12 km north to the town of Sarab, fire place (Chahar Taqi) Agmiyan which is located north-east to the town of Sarab and belongs to the Sassanid period, the stony caravan Sara Saein which belongs to the Safavid period, the old and stony mosque Jamalabad and Asneq which are located in Alan Baraghoush, and belongs to the early Islamic period, the Jami mosque of Sarab which belongs to the 9th century AH and the spa waters such as Allah Hag, Abres and Sarab.

Rugs

The rugs of Sarab, which are also known as Hijias, have light, rather bright colour schemes. The usual adjective for "of Sarab" would be "Sarab-i", this changed to "Serapi". In 1876, about the time that Sarabi rugs were coming on the market in England, the Prince of Wales made a trip to India on the H.M.S. Serapis. The similarity of the names led to the form "Serapi" for the rugs.[5]

Universities of Sarab

  • Islamic Azad University, Sarab Branch
  • Sama Technical College of Sarab
  • Payame noor University of Sarab
  • Technical College of Sarab

References

  1. ^ Sarab, East Azerbaijan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3082404" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Helfgott, Leonard Michael (1993) Ties that bind: a social history of the Iranian carpet Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C., p. 221, ISBN 1-56098-269-1
  4. ^ Rzakhanov, Zaur (comp.) (2006) "Chronology of Azerbaijan History and neighboring regions"
  5. ^ "Persian Rugs: Serapi Rugs and Serab Rugs and Carpets Guide"

External links

  • Information Site of Sarab City


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.