Chalus, Iran

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Chalus
چالوس
City
Chalus on Chalus River with "Pol-e Ahani (Iron Bridge)"
Chalus on Chalus River with "Pol-e Ahani (Iron Bridge)"
Official seal of Chalus
Seal
Location of Chalus
Chalus is located in Iran
Chalus
Chalus
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
ProvinceMazandaran
CountyChalus
BakhshCentral
Government
 • TypeMayor, City Council
 • MayorJafar Shams
 • Representative in MajlesGhasem Ahmadi Lashaki
Population (2016 Census)
 • Total65,196 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Websitehttp://www.chalouscity.ir/

Chalus (Persian: چالوس‎, also romanized as Chālūs, Chaloos, Chalousse and Chalous)[2] 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.[3] Chalus is a major vacation destination for Iranians during holidays for its nice weather and natural attractions.

Location[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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.

Neighborhoods[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ 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".
  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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2 Azad Kuh 3 Damavand
4 Do Berar 5 Do Khaharan
6 Ghal'eh Gardan 7 Gorg
8 Kholeno 9 Mehr Chal
10 Mishineh Marg 11 Naz
12 Shah Alborz 13 Sialan
14 Tochal 15 Varavašt
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1 Alamut 2 Chalus
3 Do Hezar 4 Haraz
5 Jajrood 6 Karaj
7 Kojoor 8 Lar
9 Noor 10 Sardab
11 Seh Hazar 12 Shahrood
Cities: 1 Amol
2 Chalus 3 Karaj
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E Emamzadeh Hashem K Kandovan Tunnel
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