Aerial View East-Northeast of Garmsar
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Garmsar (Persian: گرمسار, also Romanized as Garmsār; formerly, Shahr-e Qeshlāq (Persian: شَهرِ قِشلاق), also, simply Qeshlāq) is a city in and the capital of Garmsar County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 38,891, in 10,951 families.
Garmsar is located about 95 kilometres (59 mi) southeast of Tehran. It lies on the edge of Dasht-e Kavir, Iran's largest desert. Many people in the city commute to Tehran due to its proximity. Ghasre Bahram, The Stone Way, Stonvand Castle, the Sar Darre Mountains, and Kavir Desert National Park are tourist attractions located in the area.
Garmsar is also known for its high population of the educated people. It is the hometown of the last Islamic Republic President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Garmsar is a Persian majority. Other languages such as Turkish Azeri and Kurdish are still spoken by older people from different ethnicities in the nearby villages. New generation speak Persian and those languages are being forgotten by time.
The Hablehrood river originating from Dalichai-Firouzkooh flows to the plateau of Garmsar. Its water is extensively used for agriculture in Garmsar. Since salt water mixes with Hablehrood before its arrival to the city, the water is not fit for drinking. Hablehrood is the only permanent river in Semnan province. Thanks to the water provided by Hablehrood, people in Garmsar grow wheat, barley, cotton and yellow melon. Garmsar is known across Iran for its sweet and crispy yellow melons.
The traditional cuisine of the city is called Tahchin. It should be noted not be confused with the classical Tahchin which is common in other cities. Tahchin is a tasty and fragrant rice-based food where marinated raw meat is slowly cooked inside the rice on a low flame in few hours.
- Islamic Azad University of Garmsar
- Elmi Kaar bordi, Garmsar
- Alla ed Dolle Haji Abad, Garmsar
- Payam e noor
- Amirkabir University of Technology- Garmsar Branch
- Irrigation of alluvial fans including the Garmsar alluvial fan
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- Garmsar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3063636" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.