Astara, Iran

آستارا، ایران

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Updated:Tuesday 14th October 2014

Astara, Iran Definition

(Wikipedia) - Astara, Iran For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Astara County. For the village in East Azerbaijan Province, see Astara, East Azerbaijan. Astara Āstārā Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2011)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
city
Astara
Coordinates: 38°25′45″N 48°52′19″E / 38.42917°N 48.87194°E / 38.42917; 48.87194Coordinates: 38°25′45″N 48°52′19″E / 38.42917°N 48.87194°E / 38.42917; 48.87194
 Iran
Gilan
Astara
Central

City: 46,805

County: 86,757
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Astara (pronounced  ( listen)) (Persian: Āstārā‎, also Romanized as Āstārā, Azerbaijani: ﺁﺳﺘﺎﺭﺍ , Astara ) is a city in and the capital of Astara County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 86,757 in 25,192 families. It lies on the border with Azerbaijan Republic and on the Caspian Sea. It is a relatively important border trade center between Iran and the Caucasus.

Contents
  • 1 Agriculture
  • 2 Climate
  • 3 People
  • 4 Famous people from Astara
  • 5 Transport
  • 6 See also
  • 7 References
  • 8 External links

Agriculture

Rice has being cultivated in this region for many years, where some indigenous cultivars (landrace) were conventionally bred by farmers.

Climate

Astara has a humid subtropical climate with cold, wet winters and hot, humid summers.

Climate data for Astara Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) Average low °C (°F) Rainfall mm (inches) Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm)  % humidity
8.8 (47.8) 8.8 (47.8) 11.2 (52.2) 16.6 (61.9) 22.3 (72.1) 27.3 (81.1) 30.5 (86.9) 29.8 (85.6) 25.6 (78.1) 20.3 (68.5) 15.2 (59.4) 11.3 (52.3) 18.98 (66.14)
1.9 (35.4) 2.1 (35.8) 4.8 (40.6) 9.3 (48.7) 14.0 (57.2) 18.1 (64.6) 20.6 (69.1) 20.5 (68.9) 17.5 (63.5) 13.1 (55.6) 8.4 (47.1) 4.3 (39.7) 11.22 (52.18)
95.6 (3.764) 90.2 (3.551) 108.3 (4.264) 60.7 (2.39) 56.5 (2.224) 45.9 (1.807) 41.2 (1.622) 88.8 (3.496) 230.0 (9.055) 239.0 (9.409) 144.6 (5.693) 91.7 (3.61) 1,292.5 (50.885)
11 10 12 10 9 6 4 7 10 13 11 9 112
84 85 86 83 80 74 71 75 82 86 87 85 81.5
Source: Iranian Meteorological Organization
People
  • Religion: Mostly Islam Shi''a Islam
  • Ethnic groups: Azerbaijani and Minority Talysh
  • Language: Azeri, and Minority Talysh
Famous people from Astara
  • Ebrahim Nabavi - Iranian journalist
  • Nima Youshij - a famous Iranian poet who was living in exile in Astara
  • Behzad Behzadi - an author of Azerbaijani language dictionaries
  • Payan Rafat - football player
  • Mahmoud Seraji - poet
Transport

Astara is a railhead for the broad gauge Azerbaijan State Railway. The city is served by Astara railway station.

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