Alasht

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Alasht
آلاشت or الشت
city
Alasht Observatory.jpg
Alasht is located in Iran
Alasht
Alasht
Coordinates: 36°04′00″N 52°50′14″E / 36.06667°N 52.83722°E / 36.06667; 52.83722Coordinates: 36°04′00″N 52°50′14″E / 36.06667°N 52.83722°E / 36.06667; 52.83722
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
County Savadkuh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 976
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Alasht (Persian: آلاشت or الشت‎, meaning Eagle Sanctuary, also Romanized as Ālāsht)[1] is a city in the Central District of Savadkuh County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 976, in 287 families.[2]

Alasht is isolated by surrounding mountains, which gives it a cooler climate than most regions of the province. It is most known for being the birthplace of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Natural resources[edit]

Alasht has a natural spring and is also noted for being one of the few cryotherapy spots of the province.

In addition, caves in and around Alasht are rich with minerals, mostly anthracite coal reserves.

Climate[edit]

Due to its location, Elasht is fairly cool throughout the year. Winter in the village is particularly harsh, causing most of the inhabitants to move to warmer areas for the season. However, the rainfall in the village is similar to the rest of the province, with approximately 593 millimeters of precipitation per year.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alasht can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3052296" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.