Local Government Profile
Tabriz - Iran, Islamic Rep of
Sadegh Najafi
Website of the city : www.bohran.tabriz.ir/
Size : 1800 sq km
Population : 2014 - 1600000
Leader Title : Mayor
Hazards : Avalanche, Cold Wave, Drought, Earthquake, Flood, Heat Wave, Land Slide, NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, Storm Surge, Technical Disaster, Volcano
Tabriz city, the center of Azerbaijan, a part of Central Iran province, in the northwest of Iran, is a seismotectonically active region and had been occurred many historical earthquake and caused any losses. This region is sited between 44°, 32´- 48°, 00´E and 37°, 20´-39°, 00´N. Also, Tabriz Mega city has many potential for occurring other hazards such as floods, landslides, fires, drought, and so on. However, Tabriz has a very high vulnerability to natural hazards, and should pay special attention to this city. Positive actions by the municipality in the city of Tabriz, and in partnership with other organizations and people have been doing. But, there are many steps required to complete the actions and these need time and financial support.
Disaster Risk Reduction Activities in Tabriz Municipality On disaster risk reduction and management in the metropolitan city of Tabriz since 2006 has taken many measures that some of them have bee noticed in the following: 1- Construction of multi- purpose halls and crisis management support center including 30 cases in the Tabriz city. 2- Publishing and distributing educational books and brochures including: 1- Vulnerability and Risk Assessment 2- Research and Rescue in disaster 3- Earthquake Preparedness 4- what we must know about earthquake 3- Holding the fist International Conference on Urban Construction in the vicinity of active faults. 4- Holding the fist national conference on urban renewal and reinforcement of structure in the vicinity of active faults in March 2-3 2013, Tabriz- Iran. 5- Construction of Temporary housing settlements in the metropolitan region of Tabriz city.