Ashtian

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For the administrative subdivision, see Ashtian County. For the village in Isfahan Province, see Ashtian, Isfahan.
Ashtian
آشتيان
city
Ashtian is located in Iran
Ashtian
Ashtian
Coordinates: 34°31′19″N 50°00′22″E / 34.52194°N 50.00611°E / 34.52194; 50.00611Coordinates: 34°31′19″N 50°00′22″E / 34.52194°N 50.00611°E / 34.52194; 50.00611
Country  Iran
Province Markazi
County Ashtian
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 8,324
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Ashtian (Persian: آشتيان‎, also Romanized as Āshtīān and Ashtīyan)[1] is a city in and the capital of Ashtian County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,324, in 2,597 families.[2]

Ashtian lies in a fertile agricultural district, watered by surface streams and qanats. The region is a famous one for carpet-weaving. Among its historical monuments is the remains of a fortress and a Safavid era caravanserai. Several learned men and religious figures have stemmed from Ashtian. Abbas Eqbāl Ashtiani (عباس اقبال آشتیانی), a celebrated Iranian literary figure, and Abdolkarim Gharib, founder of geological research in Iran, were born in Ashtian. Father of Dr Mohammad Gharib, founder of modern Paediatrics in Iran, was also a native of Ashtian.

The people of Ashtian speak a peculiar Persian dialect known as Ashtiani. They follow the Shia branch of Islam.

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  1. ^ Ashtian can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3053934" 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. 

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