Babol County

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Babol County
شهرستان بابل
City of Citrus
County
برج دیده بانی بابل 2.jpg
Counties of Mazandaran Province
Counties of Mazandaran Province
Location of Mazandaran Province in Iran
Location of Mazandaran Province in Iran
Coordinates: 36°30′N 52°35′E / 36.500°N 52.583°E / 36.500; 52.583Coordinates: 36°30′N 52°35′E / 36.500°N 52.583°E / 36.500; 52.583
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
Capital Babol
Districts Central District, Bandpey-ye Gharbi District, Bandpey-ye Sharqi District, Lalehabad District, Gatab District, Babol Kenar District, AmirKola District
Government
 • Governor Rajab Molaie Raesi
Area[1]
 • Total 1,578.10 km2 (609.31 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 495,472
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Babol County (Persian: شهرستان بابل‎) is a county in Mazandaran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Babol. At the 2012 census, the county's population was 495,472, in 149,363 families.[2] The county is subdivided into Seven districts: the Central District, Bandpey-ye Gharbi District, Bandpey-ye Sharqi District, Lalehabad District, Gatab District, Babol Kenar District and Amirkola District. The county has seven cities: Babol, Amirkola, Galugah, Gatab, Khush Rudpey, Marzikola and Zargarmahalleh.

The most famous of Babol's historical buildings are Imamzadeh Ghasem (a holy shrine built at 15 AD), Ganjineh-ye-Babol, Mohammad Hassan Khan bridge, tower of the Royal Palace and the Jameh Mosque.[3] Some notable families originating from Mazandaran, specifically Babol County are :

The largest tribe from the Mazandaran region and Babol are the Balf.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Management and Planning Organization of Mazandaran, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/2/pdf/jamiat_shahrestan_keshvar.pdf%7C Iran Census2012
  3. ^ This Data comes from the "Book of Babol" noting the notable land owners, and aristocrats of the area.