تكاب, تیکان تپه
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Takab or Tekab (Persian: تكاب; and ; also Romanized as Takāb; also known as Azerbaijani: Tikan Təpə تیکان تپه) is a city in and the capital of Takab County, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 43,702, in 10,078 families. Its ancient name is Shiz. The city's inhabitants are predominantly Iranian Azerbaijanis who speak the Azerbaijani language. The famous historical complex Takht-e Soleyman is situated to the North-East of the city. Takht-e-Soleyman was one of Takab's oldest Zoroastrian fire temples during the Sassanid Dynasty and had the name Azargoshnasb (or Azar Goshnasb or Azargashasb).
The primary occupation of residents is agriculture and carpeting. Other ancient places in Takab are Karaftoo Cave and Zendan Mountain.
- Takab can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086724" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
- Mohammadi,A (1997). History of Takab Afshar. Tehran: Eman press, Khorshidi: 1376.
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