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Coordinates: 36°30′20″N 51°09′32″E / 36.50556°N 51.15889°E / 36.50556; 51.15889
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Persian: كلاردشت
Kelardasht is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°30′20″N 51°09′32″E / 36.50556°N 51.15889°E / 36.50556; 51.15889[1]
 • Total13,401
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
Road from Kelardasht to Abbasabad.
Outside Kelardasht.

Kelardasht (Persian: كلاردشت)[a] is a city in the Central District of Kelardasht County, Mazandaran province, Iran, serving as capital of both the county and the district.[4]

At the 2006 census, its population was 11,921 in 3,361 households, when it was in the former Kelardasht District of Chalus County.[5] The following census in 2011 counted 9,122 people in 2,809 households.[6] The latest census in 2016 showed a population of 13,401 people in 4,565 households,[2] by which time the district had separated from the county in the establishment of Kelardasht County.[4]

The city comprises 5 districts (Hasankif, Lahoo, Kordichal, Valbal and Rudbarak, Mazandaran). Hasankif has been the business district for many years and is currently also the political center.[7]

Originally a farming area, in recent years much of its land was sold in small lots to build numerous villas[8] which are occupied by summer visitors trying to escape the heat of Tehran and points further south.

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

The majority of the inhabitants speak Mazandarani language, but a few migrants speak Kurdish.[9]

See also[edit]

  • Kelar Mound, Neolithic dwelling site in Kelardasht.
  • Rudbarak, Mazandaran, Roudbarak located North of Kelardasht.
  • Mazichal, Mazichal Village in Kelardasht. Mazichal is the forest village which is located in the North of Iran in Kelardasht Province and is known for its Cloud Ocean & breathtaking scenes and views. Mazichal in local language means the Forest Pit full of Oak Trees. this area is a popular tourist destination, as it has many areas with unique geological, historic, and cultural features. Mazichal is located 2,600m above sea level


  1. ^ Also Romanized as Kalārdasht[3]


  1. ^ OpenStreetMap contributors (25 May 2023). "Kelardasht, Kelardasht County" (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 02. Archived from the original (Excel) on 7 October 2021. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. ^ 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".
  4. ^ a b Rahimi, Mohammad Reza (20 December 2013). "The transformation of Kelardasht District in Mazandaran province to a county". Qavanin (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Board of Ministers. Archived from the original on 23 May 2023. Retrieved 23 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 02. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Syracuse University (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 02. Archived from the original (Excel) on 19 January 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  7. ^ 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]
  8. ^ Pur, Ali Malek. Kelardasht (geography, History & Culture). Tehran: Kar Afrinan, 1999.
  9. ^ "Magiran | روزنامه رسالت (1386/09/19): کلاردشت: دشت بهشت".

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