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Rudsar (Persian: رودسر, also known as, Rūdsar and Rūd-i-Sar) is a city in and the capital of Rudsar County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 33,321, in 9,741 families.
Enjoying a moderate and humid climate, Rudsar is located in a verdant plain 326 kilometres (203 mi) from Tehran and to the south of the Caspian Sea. According to valid historical documents, the ancient name of Roodsar was "Koutum", which was a small city in Rankooh. The other name of Roodsar was "Hoosem" that had a thriving bazaar and big mosque in the year 375 AH. Later on this city was ruined due to unknown reasons, and was reconstructed by Seyed Reza Kiya during the years 789-831 AH.
The word Rudsar comes from the word Rud, the Persian word for river, and sar, the Persian word for head, since Rudsar has rivers running along each side of the city.
It was occupied by Russian forces along with the rest of northern Iran in the early 1900s.
Ghassem Abad is a village near Rudsar.
- Rudsar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3081496" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "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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