The province of East Azerbaijan is one of the most populous and prosperous regions located in the northwest corner of Iran. The province, East Azerbaijan, is located be-tween the 45'.7" to 48'.20" east longitude and between the 36'.45" to 39'.26" north latitude. The province is located in the northwest of the Iran plateau, with an area of 45490.88 square kilometers (sq. km.).
Borders of the province
East Azerbaijan Province borders the Republic of Azerbaijan, The Republic of Armenia and the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan in the north, the Province of Ardebil in the east, the province of West Azerbaijan in the west, and the provinces of Zanjan and West Azerbaijan in the south.
Climate and weather
The weather in the East Azerbaijan is generally cold and dry. Due to the topographical diversity of climates, the weather in Azerbaijan region is always shifting. The province has always been influenced by the cold winds from the north and moist winds from Siberia and the Black Sea. The Mediterranean and the Atlantic winds influence the climate in Azerbaijan region.
Mohammad Reza Pourmahammadi was born in 1958 in Tabriz. After finishing primary school and high school in Tabriz, he joined Tabriz University to study geography and urban planning in 1977. He completed master´s and PhD’s degree at Cardiff University (UWIST) in England.
East Azerbaijan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is located in Iranian Azerbaijan, bordering with Armenia, Republic of Azerbaijan, Ardabil Province, West Azerbaijan Province, and Zanjan Province. The capital of East Azerbaijan is Tabriz.