Astara, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Astara County. For the village in East Azerbaijan Province, see Astara, East Azerbaijan.
Astara
آستارا
city
Astara is located in Iran
Astara
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
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Astara
Bakhsh Central
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 [ɒstaɾɒ] ( )) (Persian: آستارا‎, also Romanized as Āstārā)[4] 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.[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.

Agriculture[edit]

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

Climate[edit]

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)
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)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1.0 mm) 11 10 12 10 9 6 4 7 10 13 11 9 112
 % humidity 84 85 86 83 80 74 71 75 82 86 87 85 81.5
Source: Iranian Meteorological Organization [6]

People[edit]

Famous people from Astara[edit]

Transport[edit]

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

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