|• Total||5,520 |
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Oshtorinan (Persian: اشترينان, oŝtorinān, Ashtarian, also Romanized as Oshtorīnān and Oshtornīān) is a town and the capital of Oshtorinan District, in Borujerd County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 5,264, in 1,408 families.
Oshtorinan has a cold climate and is an agricultural centre. Oshtorinan is located in the western region of Iran between the cities of Borujerd, Malayer, and Nahavand. It is 15 km north-west of Borujerd and historically has been used as a caravanserai for travelling from Borujerd to Hamedan, and from Isfahan to Baghdad. In the 20th century, the town was mentioned as Oshtad or Ashtad in local maps which means run or excess.
Oshtorinan is famous for its vast grape gardens. However, the severity of climate change and a lack of seasonal rainfall have eventuated in disappearing of the gardens. The town has always been considered a nice place for sojourning by southern people of Iran.
- Oshtorinan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3823564" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- "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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