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Takab is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°24′03″N 47°06′48″E / 36.40083°N 47.11333°E / 36.40083; 47.11333Coordinates: 36°24′03″N 47°06′48″E / 36.40083°N 47.11333°E / 36.40083; 47.11333
Country  Iran
Province West Azerbaijan
County Takab
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 43,702
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Takab (Persian: تكاب‎, : تکاو; and ; also Romanized as Takāb; also known as Azerbaijani: Tikan Təpə)[1] 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.[2] Its ancient name was Shiz. The main spoken Azeri Turkish. Also Persian is spoken as the national and official language of Iran.

The famous historical complex Takht-e-Soleiman is situated to the North-East of the city. Takht-e-Soleiman was one of Takab's oldest Zoroastrian fire temples during the Sassanid Dynasty and had the name Azargoshnasb (or Azar Goshnasb or Azargashasb).[3]

The primary occupation of residents is agriculture and carpeting. Other ancient places in Takab are Karaftoo Cave and Zendan Mountain.



  1. ^ 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".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Mohammadi,A (1997). History of Takab Afshar. Tehran: Eman press, Khorshidi: 1376.