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Astara, Iran

Astara
آستارا
city
Astara is located in Iran
Astara
Astara
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Astara
Bakhsh Central
Government
 • Mayor Oruj-Ali Kuhi
 • Parliament Safar Naeimi
Population (2011)
 • Total

City: 46,805 [1]

County: 86,757 [2][3]
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Astara (pronounced ; [2] 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

  • Agriculture 1
  • Climate 2
  • People 3
  • Famous people from Astara 4
  • Transport 5
  • Education 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Agriculture

Rice has being cultivated in this region for many years, where some indigenous cultivars (landrace) were conventionally bred by farmers.[5]

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) 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)
Average low °C (°F) 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)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 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)
Average rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 10 12 10 9 6 4 7 10 13 11 9 112
Average relative humidity (%) 84 85 86 83 80 74 71 75 82 86 87 85 81.5
Source: Iranian Meteorological Organization [6]

People

Famous people from Astara

Transport

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

Education

See also

References

  1. ^ http://world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gpro&lng=en&des=wg&geo=-5,068&srt=n1pn&col=abcdefghinoq&msz=1,500&pt=c&va=&geo=462,370,885
  2. ^ a b http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/2/census-90/shahrestanha-jamiat-90.xlsx
  3. ^ http://www.geohive.com/cntry/iran.aspx?levels=Gilan
  4. ^ Astara, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3054011" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  5. ^
  6. ^ http://www.irimo.ir/english/statistics/climanormals/gilan/astara.txt
  7. ^ http://www.gchto.ir/en/pages/about-gilan/astara.php
  8. ^ a b دانره المعارف بزرگ اسلامی - آستارا

External links

  • Astara entry in the Encyclopædia Iranica
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