Chalus, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Chalus County.
Chalus on Chalus River with "Pol-e Ahani (Iron Bridge)"
Chalus on Chalus River with "Pol-e Ahani (Iron Bridge)"
Official seal of Chalus
Location of Chalus
Chalus is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°39′18″N 51°25′13″E / 36.65500°N 51.42028°E / 36.65500; 51.42028Coordinates: 36°39′18″N 51°25′13″E / 36.65500°N 51.42028°E / 36.65500; 51.42028
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
County Chalus
Bakhsh Central
 • Type Mayor, City Council
 • Mayor Alireza Taherinasab
 • Representative in Majles Ghasem Ahmadi Lashaki
Population (2006)
 • Total 44,618
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Chalus (Persian: چالوس‎‎, also romanized as Chālūs, Chaloos, Chalousse and Chalous)[1] is a city in Mazandaran Province in north of Iran. It serves as the county seat for Chalus County. According to the 2006 census, it has a population of 44,618, in 12,791 families.[2]. Chalus is a major vacation destination for Iranians during holidays for its nice weather and natural attractions.


The bordering counties are Noshahr to the east, Tonekabon to the west in Mazandaran province and Tehran province to the south. It sits on the Chalus River by the Caspian.


Chalus used to be called "Salus" or "Shalus". It has a long history of rebels and fights with regional rulers or occupying foreign forces. Chalus used to have a big silk factory that was active from 1936 to 1958 and exported fabrics and other silk products to different countries.


Gole Sorkhi, Kaakh (The Palace), Chalus Mahalleh, Radyo Darya, Dahgiri, Sheykh Ghotb are among the most notable neighborhoods of Chalus.


  1. ^ Chalus, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3057857" 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. 
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2 Āzād Kūh 3 Damāvand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal`eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mīšīneh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sīālān
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
Rivers: 0
1 Alamūt 2 Chālūs
3 Do Hezār 4 Harāz
5 Jājrūd 6 Karaj
7 Kojūr 8 Lār
9 Nūr 10 Sardāb
11 Seh Hazār 12 Shāh Rūd
Cities: 1 Āmol
2 Chālūs 3 Karaj
Other: D Dīzīn
E Emāmzādeh Hāšem K Kandovān Tunnel
* Latīān Dam ** Lār Dam