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Kelardasht is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°31′00″N 51°10′00″E / 36.51667°N 51.16667°E / 36.51667; 51.16667Coordinates: 36°31′00″N 51°10′00″E / 36.51667°N 51.16667°E / 36.51667; 51.16667
Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
County Chalus
Bakhsh Kelardasht
Population (2006)
 • Total 11,921
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Road from Kelardasht to Abbasabad.
Outside Kelardasht.

Kelardasht (Persian: كلاردشت‎‎, also Romanized as Kalārdasht)[1] is a city in and the capital of Kelardasht District, in Chalus County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 11,921, in 3,361 families.[2]

The city is composed of 5 districts (Hasankif, Lahoo, Kordichal, Valbal and Mejel). Hasankif has been the business district for many years and is currently also the political center.[3]

Originally a farming area, in recent years much of its land was sold in small lots to build numerous villas[4] which are occupied by summer visitors trying to escape the heat of Tehran and points further south.

Its attractions include Alamkooh Mountain (the second tallest peak in Iran (4850 m)), Abbasabad Road, Valasht lake and cooler climate. Picnicking and mountain climbing in the area surrounding Rud-Barak are also popular, as well as in the Abbasabad Forest nearby.[citation needed]

The majority of the inhabitants speak Gilaki, but a few migrants speak Kurdish.[5]

See also[edit]

  • Kelar Mound, Neolithic dwelling site in Kelardasht
  • Mejel, Mejel located North of Kelardasht


  1. ^ Kelardasht can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3841000" 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. 
  3. ^ Saeidian, Abdolhossein. Know the Cities of Iran [Persian title is Shenakht-e Sharha-ye Iran]. Alam va Zendagi, Tehran 2000. Second printing 2004. Pages 705-708. [Text is in Persian]
  4. ^ Pur, Ali Malek. Kelardasht (geography, History & Culture). Tehran: Kar Afrinan, 1999.
  5. ^

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