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Duzduzan

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Country  Iran
Bakhsh  Mehraban
Postal code  54911
Elevation  1,661 m
Local time  Wednesday 2:42 PM
Province  East Azerbaijan Province
County  Sarab
Time zone  IRST (UTC+3:30)
Calling code  0432722
Population  3,815 (2011)
Area code  0432722
Duzduzan
Weather  7°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 45% Humidity

Duzduzan (Persian: دوزدوزان‎‎; also Romanized as Dūzdūzān) is a town in Mehraban District, Sarab County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,557, in 664 families.

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Map of Duzduzan, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran

Geography

Duzduzan is located in the mountains of Arasbaran in north-western Iran on the highway between Ardabil and Tabriz. Although not on the river it is within the drainage basin of the Aji Chay. Because of its high elevation it has a climate that is generally cold and rainy. The town is 15 km by road east of the village of Kurdkandi and 32 km by road east of Bostanabad. Duzduzan is 37 km by road west of the city of Sarab, the county seat.

Earthquakes

The area is earthquake prone as it lies on the Duzduzan Fault, in the North Tabriz fault system, just north of the plate boundary where the Arabian Plate is pushing against the Eurasian Plate. The town was heavily shaken in:

  • 1721 by the Shebli earthquake (7.3 MW)
  • 1780 by the Tabriz earthquake (7.4 MW)
  • 1786 by the Marand-Mishu earthquake (6.3 MW)
  • 1807 by a quake on the Tasujreverse fault (5.5 MW)
  • 1879 by a quake on the South Bozqush reverse fault (6.7 MW)
  • Economy

    The people in the area depend mostly upon subsistence agriculture and livestock production, with some production of handicrafts.

    References

    Duzduzan Wikipedia


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