Aradan, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Aradan County. For the village in Hormozgan Province, see Ardan, Hormozgan.
"Azadan" redirects here. For the village in Isfahan Province, see Azadan, Isfahan.
Aradan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°14′59″N 52°29′36″E / 35.24972°N 52.49333°E / 35.24972; 52.49333Coordinates: 35°14′59″N 52°29′36″E / 35.24972°N 52.49333°E / 35.24972; 52.49333
Country  Iran
Province Semnan
County Aradan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,959
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+04:30)

Aradan (Persian: آرادان‎‎, also Romanized as Ārādān; also known as Ardān and Āzādān)[1] is the capital of Aradan County, Semnan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,959, in 1,380 families.[2]

It is the birthplace of the former President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


  1. ^ Aradan, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3053517" 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.