Kiashahr

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For the administrative subdivisions, see Kiashahr District and Kiashahr Rural District.
Kiashahr
كياشهر
city
Kiashahr is located in Iran
Kiashahr
Kiashahr
Coordinates: 37°25′10″N 49°56′56″E / 37.41944°N 49.94889°E / 37.41944; 49.94889Coordinates: 37°25′10″N 49°56′56″E / 37.41944°N 49.94889°E / 37.41944; 49.94889
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh
Bakhsh Kiashahr
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,762
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Kiashahr (Persian: كياشهر‎, also Romanized as Kīāshahr and Kīyā Shahr; also known as Bandar-e Kīāshahr and Bandar-e-Kīyā Shahr; formerly, Bandar-e Faraḩnāz)[1] is a city in and the capital of Kiashahr District, in Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,762, in 4,069 families.[2]

Kiashahr port is a beautiful green city in the north of Iran. The Sefidrud river is the biggest of river in northern Iran, which flows into the Caspian Sea through Kiashahr beach. There is the Bojagh lagoon in Kiashar; it is the environment of many migratory birds. Fishery and agriculture are the main occupations in Kiashahr. The rice of Kiashahr is some of the best in Iran.

There is a wooden bridge that connects the city to the beach through the Bojagh lagoon. In Kiashahr there is a bazzaar (Chahar Shanbeh Bazzaar) on Wednesdays and people of all occupations sell their products. The fishery in Kiashahr is very old, and was used by Russia in 1885 when they came to Iran to fish for caviar.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kiashahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071640" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (EXCEL) on 2011-11-11. 

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