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For the administrative subdivision, see Ramian County.
Ramian is located in Iran
Coordinates: 37°00′58″N 55°08′28″E / 37.01611°N 55.14111°E / 37.01611; 55.14111Coordinates: 37°00′58″N 55°08′28″E / 37.01611°N 55.14111°E / 37.01611; 55.14111
Country  Iran
Province Golestan Province
County Ramian
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 11,719
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Ramian at GEOnet Names Server

Ramian (Persian: راميان‎‎, also Romanized as Rāmīān, Rāmeyān, and Rāmīyān)[1] is a city in, and the capital of, Ramian County in Golestan Province, in northern Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 11,719, in 2,831 families.[2]

Ramian was used in Parthian times as a castle. In "Immortal Land" v. III (written by: Zabihollah e Mansoori) says Greek called it "Laboos" and there was a fight between Ashk II and Selucied king. Some say Ramian at that time had great vineries and wines.

Many residents of modern Ramian are from the Shia Turkmen tribe of Qara-Eli (Garaili/Geraili). Genetically, they are a mix of Turkmens and Keraites. Because they were Shia, they had sent to Kalpush to defend people against raids by the Sunni Turkmen and Uzbeks, in Saffavied era. They separated other parts (Khorasan -like: Jajarm-, Semnan and Golestan -like: Ramian- provinces in early Qajar in order of Hosseyn-Qoli khan Qajar. Modern Ramian has been constructed at that time. Before, there was on old Ramian (Kohna Ramian) which was that old Ramian.[clarification needed] They are also known as Qizilbash, because they were Shia Qizilbash force of Safavied.

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  1. ^ Ramian can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3080778" 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.