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Gilan Province
Persian: استان گیلان
Gilaki: گیلان ٚ اۊستان
Rudkhan Castle
Location of Gilan province within Iran
Location of Gilan province within Iran
Coordinates: 37°26′N 49°33′E / 37.433°N 49.550°E / 37.433; 49.550[1]
CountryIran
RegionRegion 3
CapitalRasht
Counties17
Government
 • Governor-generalAsadollah Abbasi
 • MPs of Assembly of Experts1 Ahmad Parvaei Rik
2 Reza Ramezani Gilani
3 Seyed Ali Hosseini Ashkevari
4 Zaynolabideen Ghorbani
 • Representative of the Supreme LeaderRasool Falahati
Area
 • Total14,042 km2 (5,422 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total2,530,696
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
Area code013
ISO 3166 codeIR-01
Main language(s)Gilaki
Talyshi
HDI (2017)0.805[3]
very high · 11th
Others(s)Persian[4]
Azeri[5][6][7][8][9][10]
Websitewww.gilan.ir

Gilan province (Persian: استان گیلان)[a] is one of the 31 provinces of Iran, in the northwest of the country. Its capital is the city of Rasht.[12] The province lies along the Caspian Sea, in Iran's Region 3, west of the province of Mazandaran, east of the province of Ardabil, and north of the provinces of Zanjan and Qazvin.[13] It borders Azerbaijan (Astara District) in the north.

The northern section of the province is part of the territory of South (Iranian) Talysh. At the center of the province is Rasht. Other cities include Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh, Astara, Fuman, Hashtpar, Lahijan, Langarud, Masuleh, Manjil, Rudbar, Rudsar, Shaft, Siahkal, and Sowme'eh Sara. The main port is Bandar-e Anzali, formerly known as Bandar-e Pahlavi.

At the time of the 2006 National Census, the province was home to 2,381,063 people in 669,221 households.[14] The following census in 2011 counted 2,480,874 in 777,316 households.[15] By the time the latest census was conducted in 2016, the population of Gilan had risen to 2,530,696 people in 851,382 households.[2]

History[edit]

Paleolithic[edit]

Early humans were present at Gilan since Lower Paleolithic. Darband Cave is the earliest known human habitation site in Gilan province; it is located in a deep tributary canyon of the Siah Varud and contains evidence for the earliest prehistoric human cave occupation during the Lower Paleolithic in Iran.

Stone artifacts and animal fossils were discovered by a group of Iranian archaeologists that dates back to the late Chibanian.[16] Yarshalman is a Middle Paleolithic shelter that was probably occupied by Neanderthals about 40,000 to 70,000 years ago.[16] Later Paleolithic sites in Gilan are Chapalak Cave[17] and Khalvasht shelter.[18]

Early history[edit]

It seems that the Gelae, or Gilites, entered the region south of the Caspian coast and west of the Amardos River (now called the Sefid-Rud) in the second or first century BCE, Pliny identifies them with the Cadusii who were living there previously. It is more likely that they were a separate people, had come from the region of Dagestan, and taken the place of the Kadusii. That the native inhabitants of Gilan have some originating roots in the Caucasus is supported by genetics and language, as the Y-DNA of Gilaks most closely resemble that of Georgians and other South Caucasus peoples, while their mtDNA closely resembles other Iranian groups.[19] Their languages shares typologic features with the languages of the Caucasus.[20]

Medieval history[edit]

Gilan province was the place of origin of the Ziyarid dynasty and Buyid dynasty in the mid-10th century. Previously, the people of the province had a prominent position during the Sassanid dynasty through the 7th century, so that their political power extended to Mesopotamia.

The first recorded encounter between Gilak and Deylamite warlords and invading Muslim armies was at the Battle of Jalula in 637 AD. Deylamite commander Muta led an army of Gils, Deylamites, Persians and people of the Rey region. Muta was killed in the battle, and his defeated army managed to retreat in an orderly manner.

Despite this victory the Gilan region along with Tabaristan wasn’t conquered by the Arabs, leaving Northern Iran independent from the Caliphate.

In 651 AD Gil Gavbara together with Farrukhzad from the House of Ispahbudhan, signed a peace treaty with the Arab conquerors,[21] leaving Gilan under the Dabuyid dynasty to be a Zoroastrian kingdom.

In fact, it was the Deylamites under the Buyid king Mu'izz al-Dawla who finally shifted the balance of power by conquering Baghdad in 945. Mu'izz al-Dawla, however, allowed the Abbasid caliphs to remain in comfortable, secluded captivity in their palaces.[22]

The Church of the East began evangelizing Gilan in the 780s, when a metropolitan bishopric was established under Shubhalishoʿ.[23] In the 9th and 10th centuries AD, Deylamites and later Gilanis gradually converted to Zaydi Shiʿism.

Several Deylamite commanders and soldiers of fortune who were active in the military theaters of Iran and Mesopotamia were openly Zoroastrian (for example, Asfar Shiruyeh a warlord in central Iran, and Makan, son of Kaki, the warlord of Rey) or were suspected of harboring pro-Zoroastrian (for example Mardavij) sentiments. Muslim chronicles of Varangian (Rus', pre-Russian Norsemen) invasions of the littoral Caspian region in the 9th century record Deylamites as non-Muslim. These chronicles also show that the Deylamites were the only warriors in the Caspian region who could fight the fearsome Varangian Vikings as equals. Deylamite mercenaries served as far away as Egypt, al-Andalus, and in the Khazar Kingdom.

The Buyids established the most successful of the Deylamite dynasties of Iran.

Iran forests, Gilan
Beaker, 1100–1000 BC, Marlik

In the 9th–11th century AD, there were repeated military raids undertaken by the Rus' between 864 and 1041 on the Caspian Sea shores of Iran, Azerbaijan, and Dagestan as part of the Caspian expeditions of the Rus'.[24] Initially, the Rus' appeared in Serkland in the 9th century traveling as merchants along the Volga trade route, selling furs, honey, and slaves. The first small-scale raids took place in the late 9th and early 10th century. The Rus' undertook the first large-scale expedition in 913; having arrived on 500 ships, they pillaged the westernmost parts of Gorgan as well as Gilan and Mazandaran, taking slaves and goods.

The Turkish invasions of the 10th and 11th centuries CE, which saw the rise of Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties, put an end to Deylamite states in Iran. From the 11th century CE to the rise of Safavids, Gilan was ruled by local rulers who paid tribute to the dominant power south of the Alborz range but ruled independently.

In 1307 the Ilkhan Öljeitü conquered the region.[25] This was the first time the region came under the rule of the Mongols after the Ilkhanid Mongols and their Georgian allies failed to do it in the late 1270s.[26] After 1336, the region seemed to be independent again.

Before the introduction of silk production (date unknown but a pillar of the economy by the 15th century AD), Gilan was a poor province. There were no permanent trade routes linking Gilan to Persia. There was a small trade in smoked fish and wood products. It seems that the city of Qazvin was initially a fortress-town against marauding bands of Deylamites, another sign that the economy of the province did not produce enough on its own to support its population. This changed with the introduction of the silk worm in the late Middle Ages.

Early modern and modern history[edit]

Gilan recognized twice, for brief periods, the suzerainty of the Ottoman Empire without rendering tribute to the Sublime Porte, in 1534 and 1591.[27]

The Safavid emperor, Shah Abbas I ended the rule of Khan Ahmad Khan (the last semi-independent ruler of Gilan) and annexed the province directly to his empire. From this point onward, rulers of Gilan were appointed by the Persian Shah. In the Safavid era, Gilan was settled by large numbers of Georgians, Circassians, Armenians, and other peoples of the Caucasus whose descendants still live or linger across Gilan. Most of these Georgians and Circassians are assimilated into the mainstream Gilaks. The history of Georgian settlement is described by Iskandar Beg Munshi, the author of the 17th century Tarikh-e Alam-Ara-ye Abbasi, and the Circassian settlements by Pietro Della Valle, among other authors.[28]

The Safavid empire became weak towards the end of the 17th century CE. By the early 18th century, the once-mighty empire was in the grips of civil war and uprisings. The ambitious Peter I of Russia (Peter the Great) sent a force that captured Gilan and many of the Iranian territories in the North Caucasus, Transcaucasia, as well as other territories in northern mainland Iran, through the Russo-Persian War (1722-1723) and the resulting Treaty of Saint Petersburg (1723).[29] Gilan and its capital of Rasht, which was conquered between late 1722 and late March 1723, stayed in Russian possession for about ten years.[30]

Qajars established a central government in Persia (Iran) in the late 18th century CE. They lost a series of wars to Russia (Russo-Persian Wars 1804–1813 and 1826–28), resulting in an enormous gain of influence by the Russian Empire in the Caspian region, which would last up to 1946. The Gilanian cities of Rasht and Anzali were all but occupied and settled by Russians and Russian forces. Most major cities in the region had Russian schools and significant traces of Russian culture can be found today in Rasht. Russian class was mandatory in schools and the significant increase of Russian influence in the region lasted until 1946 and had a major impact on Iranian history, as it directly led to the Persian Constitutional Revolution.

Gilan was a major producer of silk beginning in the 15th century CE. As a result, it was one of the wealthiest provinces in Iran. Safavid annexation in the 16th century was at least partially motivated by this revenue stream. The silk trade, though not the production, was a monopoly of the Crown and the single most important source of trade revenue for the imperial treasury. As early as the 16th century and until the mid 19th century, Gilan was the major exporter of silk in Asia. The Shah farmed out this trade to Greek and Armenian merchants and, in return, received a handsome portion of the proceeds.

In the mid-19th century, a fatal epidemic among the silk worms paralyzed Gilan's economy, causing widespread economic distress. Gilan's budding industrialists and merchants were increasingly dissatisfied with the weak and ineffective rule of the Qajars. Re-orientation of Gilan's agriculture and industry from silk to production of rice and the introduction of tea plantations were a partial answer to the decline of silk in the province.

After World War I, Gilan came to be ruled independently of the central government of Tehran and concern arose that the province might permanently separate. Before the war, Gilanis had played an important role in the Constitutional Revolution of Iran. Sepahdar-e Tonekaboni (Rashti) was a prominent figure in the early years of the revolution and was instrumental in defeating Mohammad Ali Shah Qajar.

In the late 1910s, many Gilanis gathered under the leadership of Mirza Kuchik Khan, who became the most prominent revolutionary leader in northern Iran in this period. Khan's movement, known as the Jangal movement of Gilan, had sent an armed brigade to Tehran that helped depose the Qajar ruler Mohammad Ali Shah. However, the revolution did not progress the way the constitutionalists had strived for, and Iran came to face much internal unrest and foreign intervention, particularly from the British and Russian empires.

During and several years after the Bolshevik Revolution, the region saw another massive influx of Russian settlers (the so-called White émigrées). Many of the descendants of these refugees are in the region. During the same period, Anzali served as the main trading port between Iran and Europe.

The Jangalis are glorified in Iranian history and effectively secured Gilan and Mazandaran against foreign invasions. However, in 1920 British forces invaded Bandar-e Anzali, while being pursued by the Bolsheviks. In the midst of this conflict, the Jangalis entered into an alliance with the Bolsheviks against the British. This culminated in the establishment of the Persian Socialist Soviet Republic (commonly known as the Socialist Republic of Gilan), which lasted from June 1920 until September 1921.

In February 1921 the Soviets withdrew their support for the Jangali government of Gilan and signed the Russo-Persian Treaty of Friendship (1921) with the central government of Tehran. The Jangalis continued to struggle against the central government until their final defeat in September 1921 when control of Gilan returned to Tehran.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The population history and structural changes of Gilan province's administrative divisions over three consecutive censuses are shown in the following table.

Gilan Province
Counties 2006[14] 2011[15] 2016[2]
Amlash 46,108 44,261 43,225
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh 107,801 105,526 108,130
Astara 79,416 86,757 91,257
Bandar-e Anzali 130,851 138,004 139,016
Fuman 96,788 93,737 92,310
Khomam[b]
Lahijan 161,491 168,829 167,544
Langarud 133,133 137,272 140,686
Masal 47,648 52,496 52,649
Rasht 847,680 918,445 956,971
Rezvanshahr 64,193 66,909 69,865
Rudbar 101,884 100,943 94,720
Ruddsar 144,576 144,366 147,399
Shaft 63,375 58,543 54,226
Siahkal 46,991 47,096 46,975
Sowme'eh Sara 129,629 127,757 125,074
Talesh 179,499 189,933 200,649
Total 2,381,063 2,480,874 2,530,696

Cities[edit]

According to the 2016 census, 1,598,765 people (over 63% of the population of Gilan province) live in the following cities:[2]

City Population
Ahmadsargurab 2,128
Amlash 15,444
Asalem 10,720
Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh 44,941
Astara 51,579
Bandar-e Anzali 118,564
Barehsar 1,612
Bazar Jomeh 5,729
Chaboksar 8,224
Chaf and Chamkhaleh 8,840
Chubar 5,554
Deylaman 1,729
Fuman 35,841
Gurab Zarmikh 4,840
Hashtpar 54,178
Haviq 4,261
Jirandeh 2,320
Kelachay 12,379
Khomam 20,897
Khoshk-e Bijar 7,245
Kiashahr 14,022
Kuchesfahan 10,026
Kumeleh 6,457
Lahijan 101,073
Langarud 79,445
Lasht-e Nesha 10,539
Lavandevil 11,235
Lisar 3,647
Lowshan 13,032
Luleman 7,426
Maklavan 1,635
Manjilabad 15,630
Marjaghal 6,735
Masal 17,901
Masuleh 393
Otaqvar 1,938
Pareh Sar 8,016
Rahimabad 10,571
Rankuh 2,154
Rasht 679,995
Rezvanshahr 19,519
Rostamabad 13,746
Rudbar 10,504
Rudboneh 3,441
Rudsar 37,998
Sangar 12,583
Shaft 8,184
Shalman 5,102
Siahkal 19,924
Sowme'eh Sara 47,083
Tutkabon 1,510
Vajargah 4,537

Geography and climate[edit]

Bandar Anzali shore, with fishermen
Asalem-Khalkhal road
Rice cultivation in Lahijan, Gilan

Gilan has a humid subtropical climate with, by a large margin, the heaviest rainfall in Iran: reaching as high as 1,900 millimetres (75 in) in the southwestern coast and generally around 1,400 millimetres (55 in). Rasht, the capital of the province, is known internationally as the "City of Silver Rains" and in Iran as the "City of Rain".

Rainfall is heaviest between September and December because the onshore winds from the Siberian High are strongest, but it occurs throughout the year though least abundantly from April to August. Humidity is very high because of the marshy character of the coastal plains and can reach 90 percent in summer for wet bulb temperatures of over 26 °C (79 °F). The Alborz range provides further diversity to the land in addition to the Caspian coasts.

The coastline is cooler and attracts large numbers of domestic and international tourists. Large parts of the province are mountainous, green and forested. The coastal plain along the Caspian Sea is similar to that of Mazandaran and mainly used for rice paddies. Due to successive cultivation and selection of rice by farmers, several cultivars including Gerdeh, Hashemi, Hasani, and Gharib have been bred.[32]

Demographics[edit]

Masouleh

Gilaks form the majority of the population, while Azerbaijanis, Kurds, Talysh and Persians are significant minorities in the province. Gilaks live in most of the cities and villages in the province, except Astara and Hashtpar counties.

The city and county of Astara are inhabited by majority Azerbaijanis, and a Talysh minority.

There are four groups of Kurds in the province with different origins. Amarlou in Rasht and Rudbar (Districts of Ammarlu, Deylaman, and Raḥmatabad), Reshvand in Rasht, Jalalvand in Langroud, and Kormanj in Hashtpar.[33]

In Talysh county (Hashtpar), the majority are Talysh, and Azerbaijanis make up a significant portion of the population. There are also Kurdish-speaking Gormanj in Talysh county who are immigrants from Khalkhal of Ardabil province.

Persians are concentrated in the city of Rasht and are divided into immigrants from Tehran and other central Iranian cities, and the local Gilak people who have adopted the Persian language and became Persianized.[33]

The Gilaki language is a Caspian language, and a member of the northwestern Iranian language branch, spoken in Iran's Gilan, Mazandaran and Qazvin provinces.[34][35] Gilaki is one of the main languages spoken in the province of Gilan and is divided into three dialects: Western Gilaki, Eastern Gilaki, and Galeshi (in the mountains of Gilan and Mazandaran).[36] The western and eastern dialects are separated by the Sefid Roud.[37]

Although Gilaki is the most widely spoken language in Gilan, the Talysh language is also spoken in the province. There are only two cities in Gilan where Talyshi is exclusively spoken: Masal and Masoleh (although other cities speak Talyshi alongside Gilaki) while Talyshi is spoken mostly in the city of Astara, Hashtpar and surrounding towns.

The Kurdish language is used by Kurds who have moved to the Amarlu region.[38][39][40][41]

Persian[42] is also spoken in the province of Gilan as it is Iran's official language, requiring everyone to know Persian.

Heritage language data as of 2022:[43]

Gilan linguistic composition
language percent
Gilaki
65.03%
Talysh
19.71%
Turkic
13.38%
Kurdish
1.16%
Luri
0.32%
Other
0.4%

Mother tongue data as of 2022:[43]

Gilan linguistic composition
language percent
Persian
59.79%
Gilaki
25.72%
Talysh
8.08%
Turkic
5.82%
Kurdish
0.45%
Luri
0.1%

Notable people[edit]

Colleges and universities[edit]

See also[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also romanized as Ostān-e Gilān; Gilaki: گیلان‌ ٚ اۊستان, romanized as Gilān-e Ustān[11]
  2. ^ Separated from Rasht County after the 2016 census[31]

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