Sites & cities that bear the name of Mianeh


Today in : Iran (Islamic Republic of)
First trace of activity : ca. 7th century B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Miyana, میانا, Miyanej, ميانه, میانه, Meyaneh, Meyāneh, Miane, Miyāna, Mīyaneh, Myané, Garmrood

Description : Mianeh (Persian: ميانه‎; Azerbaijani: Miyana, میانا; also Romanized as Meyāneh, Miane, Miyāna, Meyaneh, and Mīyaneh) is a city and capital of Mianeh County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. It is the fourth most populous city in East Azerbaijan province. During ancient times, Mianeh passed through the hands of several dynasties and kingdoms, such as Media, the Achaemenid Empire, and Atropatene, and was home to a tribe called the Sagartians. With the Islamic conquest of Persia in the 7th century, the Median residents were converted and the city of Mianeh became Muslim. Much of the architecture in the vicinity of Mianeh was built during the reign of the Mongols (13th-14th centuries), who at one point destroyed the entire city. Many of the residents in Mianeh fought the Mongols during their invasion of northern Iran. Historical monuments in Mianeh include the Imamzadeh Esmail Tomb, The Kiz Castle, and Tark Stone Mosque. Another monument of Mianeh, Kiz Bridge (Qız Körpüsü)(pictured), was partly destroyed in December 1946 by communist separatists of the "Democrat Party of Azerbaijan" in a futile attempt to halt the advance of the Imperial Iranian Army.

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