Shaft, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Shaft County. For the village in Bushehr Province, see Shaft, Bushehr.
Shaft is located in Iran
Coordinates: 37°10′13″N 49°23′59″E / 37.17028°N 49.39972°E / 37.17028; 49.39972Coordinates: 37°10′13″N 49°23′59″E / 37.17028°N 49.39972°E / 37.17028; 49.39972
Country  Iran
Province Gilan
County Shaft
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,158
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shaft (Persian: شفت‎‎, also known as Bāzār Shaft)[1] is a city in and the capital of Shaft County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 6,158, in 1,700 families.[2]

Shaft is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Rasht. Rural economic activities include rice cultivation, fish farming, and animal husbandry.

On Mondays, Doshanbeh Bazaar, a local trade market is held there. That is why many know the place as Doshanbeh (Monday). Its local dishes are palakebab, baghlaghatogh, and jaghoorbaghoor.

Nearby major villages are Ahmadsargoorab, Kalasham, Chobar, and Kozan.

Some of the nearby villages like Imamzadeh Ebrahim have mountainous landscape which attract people from other cities on holidays. Rudkhan Castle is a tourist attraction in the vicinity of Shaft.


  1. ^ Shaft, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3083828" 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.