Babol County

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Babol County
شهرستان بابل
City of Citrus
County
برج دیده بانی بابل 2.jpg
Coordinates: 36°30′N 52°35′E / 36.500°N 52.583°E / 36.500; 52.583Coordinates: 36°30′N 52°35′E / 36.500°N 52.583°E / 36.500; 52.583
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
Capital Babol
Districts Central District, Bandpey-ye Gharbi District, Bandpey-ye Sharqi District, Lalehabad District, Gatab District, Babol Kenar District, AmirKola District
Government
 • Governor Rajab Molaie Raesi
Area[1]
 • Total 1,578.10 km2 (609.31 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 495,472
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Babol County (Persian: شهرستان بابل‎) is a county in Mazandaran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Babol. At the 2012 census, the county's population was 495,472, in 149,363 families.[2] The county is subdivided into Seven districts: the Central District, Bandpey-ye Gharbi District, Bandpey-ye Sharqi District, Lalehabad District, Gatab District, Babol Kenar District and Amirkola District. The county has eleven cities: Babol, AmirShahr, Galugah, Gatab, Khush Rudpey, Marzikola, ZargarShahr, AhmadShahr, AhangarKola, ShahidAbad and GanjAfrooz.

The most famous of Babol's historical buildings are Imamzadeh Ghasem (a holly shrine built at 15 AD), Ganjineh-ye-Babol, Mohammad Hassan Khan bridge, tower of the Royal Palace and the Jameh Mosque.[3] Some notable families originating from Mazandaran, specifically Babol County are :

The largest tribe from the Mazandaran region and Babol are the Balf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Management and Planning Organization of Mazandaran, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/2/pdf/jamiat_shahrestan_keshvar.pdf%7C Iran Census2012
  3. ^ This Data comes from the "Book of Babol" noting the notable land owners, and aristocrats of the area.