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Ashtian (Persian: آشتيان, also Romanized as Āshtīān and Ashtīyan) is a city in and the capital of Ashtian County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,324, in 2,597 families.
Ashtian lies in a fertile agricultural district, watered by surface streams and qanats. The region is a famous one for carpet-weaving. Among its historical monuments is the remains of a fortress and a Safavid era caravanserai. Several learned men and religious figures have stemmed from Ashtian. Abbas Eqbāl Ashtiani (عباس اقبال آشتیانی), a celebrated Iranian literary figure, and Abdolkarim Gharib, founder of geological research in Iran, were born in Ashtian. Father of Dr Mohammad Gharib, founder of modern Paediatrics in Iran, was also a native of Ashtian.
- Ashtian can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3053934" 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.
- "Ashtian" in Encyclopedia Iranica by C.E. Bosworth
- "Ashtiyani, the dialect of Ashtiyan" in Encyclopedia Iranica by E. Yarshater[permanent dead link]
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