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Ardabil

اردبیل -دارالارشاد

Ardebil ( Artawila )
Nickname(s): 
دارالارشاد، دارالملک، دارالعرفان، دارالامان و شهر مقدس Darolershad ( Home Of Gentrice )
Country Iran
Province Ardabil
County Ardabil
Bakhsh Central
Area
 • Total 18.011 km2 (6.954 sq mi)
Elevation
1,351 m (4,432 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total 564,365
 • Density 18,857/km2 (48,840/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Ardabili
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Postal code
56131-56491
Area code(s) (+98) 451
Website http://www.eardabil.ir/

Ardabil (Persian and Azeri: اردبیل, also Romanized as Ardabīl and Ardebīl) is a historical city in north-western Iran. The name Ardabil comes from the Zoroastrian name of "Artawila", meaning a holy place. Ardabil is the capital of Ardabil Province. At the 2011 census, its population was 564,365, in 156,324 families, Its inhabitants are ethnic Azeris. Ardabil is also known for the sanctuary and tomb of Shaikh Safî ad-Dîn, eponym of the Safavid Dynasty.

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