Historical precedence of this city dates back to the Parthians period. Ardabil was conquered by Islamic army in 22 A.H. (642 A.D.) and became the center of Azerbaijan in Bani-Omayyeh period during 33-41 A.H. (653-661 A.D.). Mongol's attack destructed this city in 617 A.H. (1220 A.D.). Taverniye, the famous French tourist said that: This city is famous for two reasons: First, for the silk trade and being Gilan's neighbor, and second for the mausoleum of Sheykh Safi-ed-Din-e-Ardabili. This township is one of the frosty areas in Iran and can be frosty for 5 to 8 months a year. It rains during all seasons but the most in autumn and spring. Ardebil is one of the agricultural and economic centers of Azarbayejan-e-Sharqi, but from the industrial point of view has not developed and its handicraft.