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Lisar is located in Iran
Coordinates: 37°58′06″N 48°53′53″E / 37.96833°N 48.89806°E / 37.96833; 48.89806Coordinates: 37°58′06″N 48°53′53″E / 37.96833°N 48.89806°E / 37.96833; 48.89806
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Talesh
Bakhsh Kargan Rud
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,599
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Lisar (Persian: ليسار‎‎, also Romanized as Līsār and Lissar; also known as Līssār Bāzār)[1] is a city in and the capital of Kargan Rud District, in Talesh County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,599, in 679 families.[2]

Located between Hashtpar and Astara, it is composed of several villages and a downtown. Lisar was occupied by Allies for several years during World War II. The majority of people speak Azeri; Taleshi and Persian are also rarely spoken. Agriculture and animal husbandry and fishing are main occupations of Lisar's inhabitants. Salsal castle is the main historical monument of Lisar.


  1. ^ Lisar can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3073159" 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.