Takestan

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For the administrative subdivision, see Takestan County. For the nearby village, see Shahrsanati-ye Takestan. For the village in Fars Province, see Takestan-e Sadrabad.
Takestan
تاكستان
city
Takestan is located in Iran
Takestan
Takestan
Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 49°41′45″E / 36.06972°N 49.69583°E / 36.06972; 49.69583Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 49°41′45″E / 36.06972°N 49.69583°E / 36.06972; 49.69583
Country  Iran
Province Qazvin
County Takestan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 73,625
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IDST (UTC+4:30)
Takestan at GEOnet Names Server

Takestan (Persian: تاكستان‎, also Romanized as Tākestān and Tākistān; formerly, Seyādahan, Sīādehan, Sīahdehān, Siakh-Degen, and Siakhdekhan)[1] is a city in and the capital of Takestan County, in Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 73,625, in 18,685 families.[2]

Takestan has a railway station on the Teheran-Tabriz line. The name Takestan literally means place of vine-yards. Most of the population of Takestan belong to the Tat ethnic group and speak Tati.[3]

Historical sites[edit]

  • Pir Mausoleum: The Pir mausoleum, alternatively known as Pir-e Takestan and Imamzadeh Pir, is a small domed Seljuk building dating from the 11th century and has since been restored. Only little of the original ornamental decorations remains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Takestan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086741" 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. 
  3. ^ [1]
  • Matheson, Sylvia A. (1972). Persia: An Archaeological Guide. London: Faber and Faber Limited. ISBN 0-571-09305-1