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Ashtian is located in Iran
Coordinates: 34°31′19″N 50°00′22″E / 34.52194°N 50.00611°E / 34.52194; 50.00611Coordinates: 34°31′19″N 50°00′22″E / 34.52194°N 50.00611°E / 34.52194; 50.00611
Country Iran
 (2016 Census)
 • Total8,763 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Ashtian (Persian: آشتيان‎, also Romanized as Āshtīān and Ashtīyan)[2] is a city and capital of Ashtian County, Markazi Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8,324, in 2,597 families.[3]

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. The Mostowfi family of Ashtian occupied several roles within the Qajar and Pahlavi administrative system. Abbās Eqbāl Āshtiyāni (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.

The people of Ashtian speak a peculiar Persian dialect known as Ashtiani. They follow the Shia branch of Islam.

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  2. ^ 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".
  3. ^ "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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