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Takestan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 49°41′45″E / 36.06972°N 49.69583°E / 36.06972; 49.69583Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 49°41′45″E / 36.06972°N 49.69583°E / 36.06972; 49.69583
Country Iran
 (2016 Census)
 • Total80,299 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IDST)
Takestan at GEOnet Names Server
Village Siadeh (Takestan) by Eugène Flandin in 1840

Siadehan or Siaden (Tati: سیادن, Siyâden), also known as Takestan (Persian: تاكستانTâkestân),[2] is a city and capital of Takestan County, in Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2011 census its population was 120,907. Takestan has a railway station on the Teheran-Tabriz line. The name Takestan literally means "vineyard".


Most of the population of Takestan belong to the Tat ethnic group and speak the Tati language. Takestan is the largest Tat-populated city in the world.[3][4][5][6]

Historical sites[edit]

  • Pir Mausoleum: The Pir mausoleum, alternatively known as Pir-e Takestan and Imamzadeh Pir, is a small, domed building dating from the Seljuq-era 11th century and has since been restored. Only little of the original ornamental decorations remains.


  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Takestan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086741" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ Stilo, Donald L. (2 January 2007). "The Tati language group in the sociolinguistic context of Northwestern Iran and Transcaucasia". Iranian Studies. 14 (3–4): 137–187. doi:10.1080/00210868108701585.
  4. ^ Yar-Shater, Ehsan (1969). A grammar of southern Tati dialects. Mouton.
  5. ^ Tats of Iran and Caucasus, Ali Abdoli, 2010.
  6. ^ "Takestani, a language of Iran". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 19th Edition. SIL International Publications. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  • Matheson, Sylvia A. (1972). Persia: An Archaeological Guide. London: Faber and Faber Limited. ISBN 0-571-09305-1