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Mianeh City

Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Mianeh lies in the eastern most region of the province between the Bozqoosh and Qaflan Kooh (Ghaflankooh) mountain ranges. Mianeh stands 170 km. southeast of Tabriz. It has a warm Mediterranean climate with a maximum annual temperature of 19° C on an average.

Mianeh is situated in a valley, approximately 439 kilometres (273 mi) northwest of Tehran and approximately 187 kilometres (116 mi) southeast of East Azerbaijan's largest city and capital, Tabriz. The original name of the city was Miyana that after the Arab invasion to Iran, it was called Miyanej, and was often referred to as Garmrood. Mianeh is one of the region's oldest cities and its foundations date back to the pre-Islamic era of Iran and the emergence of the kingdom of Media. The city has been an economic and cultural crossroads for many years.

Mianeh is East Azerbaijan's third largest city after Tabriz and Maragheh, and its population has continued to increase in each census. In the late 20th century many newly formed companies were established in the city, which became an economically strategic city for East Azerbaijan.

During ancient times, Mianeh passed through the hands of several dynasties and kingdoms, such as Media, the Achaemenid Empire, and Atropatene, and was home to a tribe called the Sagartians. With the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century, the Median residents were converted and the city of Mianeh became Muslim. Much of the architecture in the vicinity of Mianeh was built during the reign of the Mongols (13th-14th centuries), who at one point destroyed the entire city. Many of the residents in Mianeh fought the Mongols during their invasion of northern Iran.  Historical monuments in Mianeh include the Imamzadeh Esmail Tomb, The Kiz Castle, and Tark Stone Mosque. Another monument of Mianeh, Kiz Bridge (Qız Körpüsü)(pictured), was partly destroyed in December 1946 by communist separatists of the "Democrat Party of Azerbaijan" in a futile attempt to halt the advance of the Imperial Iranian Army.
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Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Mianeh
Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Mianeh - East Azarbaijan
Muharram in Mianeh
Ghaleh Dokhtar - Mianeh
Kiz bridge (Qız Körpüsü) Mianeh
Stone Mosque of Tark - Mianeh
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EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Mianeh
Kiz Ghalasi (Ghaleh Dokhtar) is located south of Pol-e-Dokhtar of Mianeh and the caravansary or ancient inn of Jamal Abad, one of the masterpieces of architecture.
Category: Mosques
This mosque is among the very significant monuments of Azerbiajan and it contains exclusive amazements. The architecture style and materials used in it have astonished ...
Located in the village of Jamal Abad, 35 km. from Mianeh, constructed during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavid.
Category: Bridges
This bridge was constructed on the Qezel Ozan River 20 km. southeast of Mianeh. In the year 1946 in order to prevent the army entering into Azarbayjan, the bridge ...
Category: Rivers
Ghezel Ozan river finds its source in the mountains of Kurdestan, and meandering through the winter residing quarters (Qishlaq or Gheshlaagh) of the Afshar terrain, ...
Category: Bridges
This bridge is also known as the Pol-e-Mianeh and is on the Shahr Chay River. The initial construction of this bridge dates bake to before the 8th century AH. and ...
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