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    A historical city in West Azarbaijan province hosting tens of pre-Islamic monuments. Takhte-Soleyman 45km NE Takab is where remains of one of three big Sassanid fire temples named Azar-Gashtasb is found. Inside the city walls, a fountain and a pool is found which is said to be the site of the legendary city of Shiz which was evacuated probably due to lava eruptions in the Zendan mountain. (Wikipedia) - Takab For other places with the same name, see Takab (disambiguation). Takab تكاب Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
    city
    Takab
    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
     Iran
    West Azerbaijan
    Takab
    Central
    43,702
    IRST (UTC+3:30)
    IRDT (UTC+4:30)

    Takab (Persian: تكاب‎; Azerbaijani: ﺗﻴﮑﺎﻥ ﺗﭙﻪ ,Tıkan təpə ;Kurdish: تکاو; and ; also Romanized as Takāb; also known as Takan Tepe) 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 was Shiz. The main spoken languages are Turkish and Azeri.

    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).

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

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