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Kilan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°33′13″N 52°09′48″E / 35.55361°N 52.16333°E / 35.55361; 52.16333Coordinates: 35°33′13″N 52°09′48″E / 35.55361°N 52.16333°E / 35.55361; 52.16333
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Damavand
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,038
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
An inhabitant of Kilan

Kilan (Persian: كيلان‎‎, or more properly, Kailan, also Romanized as Kīlān; also known as Kilun)[1] is a city in the Central District of Damavand County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,038, in 913 families.[2]

The name is derived from the Tati tribe of Kailan/Khailan/Gailan who were settled in this region in tati period. Only still speak Tati language (Iran). The local folklore, however, produces a folk etymology for the now mysterious name as "meaning ' Kingsplace.

In the mountain area of Kilan, leftovers were found from people living there about eighteen thousand years ago. The mountains around the town, like Dar Ali, are scattered with remainders from the Cenozoic.

As of 2006, there are around 3,000 inhabitants, with a remarkably high (75%) of the inhabitants of the town having academic degrees.


  1. ^ Kilan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071654" 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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