ThArmenians of Iran are an ethnic group of Iranian citizens living in Tehran, Tabriz, Isfahan, Shiraz and other cities. The population of Armenians of Iran is between 80,000 and 120,000. Armenians of Iran are the largest group of Christians in Iran.
Many regions of Azerbaijan have long been inhabited by Armenians. The existence of one hundred and eighty-seven large and small Armenian churches in different parts of Azerbaijan of Iran, indicates the historical presence of Armenians in that part of Iran.
Shah Abbas I migrated Armenians from Yerevan and the Iranian borders during the invation of Ottoman government to these regions. These Armenians finally been settled in or around Isfahan.
The name of Armenians in Iran is associated with titles such as skilled craftsmen who are full of ability and trust or the best carpenters, with the most tasteful furniture makers, the cleanest food producers, the most reliable mechanics, tailors, shoemakers and confectioners. Armenians have had a significant impact on Iranian culture and art.They are among the leaders in contemporary Iranian architecture, music, cinema, photography, painting and theater, as well as in the printing and food industries in Iran.