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Heris is located in Iran
Coordinates: 38°14′50″N 47°06′59″E / 38.24722°N 47.11639°E / 38.24722; 47.11639Coordinates: 38°14′50″N 47°06′59″E / 38.24722°N 47.11639°E / 38.24722; 47.11639
Country  Iran
Province East Azerbaijan
County Heris
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 9,513
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Heris (Persian: هريس‎; also Romanized as Herīs and Harīs; also known as Hiriz)[1] is a city in and the capital of Heris County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 9,513, in 2,359 families.[2]

Heris is the center of one of the weaving areas in the Iranian part of Azerbaijan, and gave its name to Heriz rugs.


Main article: Heriz rug

Carpets from the town's workshops are considered to be of better quality than those from the inaccessible mountain villages.[citation needed] The typical Heris red colour and a highly individual medallion are the main characteristics of these popular carpets.[citation needed] Old and antique examples, in various blue tones, are occasionally found in the trade and at auctions. Brown, beige and turquoise shades indicate older pieces.[citation needed] Heris silk carpets are exceptionally finely knotted and are both rare and very beautiful.[citation needed] The designs of old Heris rugs differ radically from those of new pieces.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Heris can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3066394" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (EXCEL) on 2011-11-11.