Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh

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For the administrative subdivision, see Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh County.
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh
آستانه اشرفيه
city
Jalaleddin-ashraf-Shrine-3.JPG
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh is located in Iran
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh
Coordinates: 37°15′35″N 49°56′40″E / 37.25972°N 49.94444°E / 37.25972; 49.94444Coordinates: 37°15′35″N 49°56′40″E / 37.25972°N 49.94444°E / 37.25972; 49.94444
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 36,298
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh (Persian: آستانه اشرفيه‎, also Romanized as Āstāneh-ye Ashrafīyeh; also known as Astane and Āstāneh)[1] is a city in and the capital of Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 36,298, in 10,558 families.[2]

Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh is a major peanut, rice, silk, and fragrant medicinal herbs producing town. It lies close to the town of Rasht and the Caspian Sea. The mausoleum of Seyed Jalal od-Din Ashraf, brother of Imam Reza, as well as the tomb of Mohammad Moin, the Iranian lexicographer and compiler of Persian Dictionary, are located here.

The great Sepidrud river crosses the town on the northwest side. The main highway connecting the eastern and western parts of the province passes through Astaneh, over a ~1 km long bridge. A satellite image of the city is found on google map.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3054008" 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.