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For the administrative subdivision, see Takestan County. For the nearby village, see Shahrsanati-ye Takestan. For the village in Fars Province, see Takestan-e Sadrabad.
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
Province Qazvin
County Takestan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2011)
 • Total 120,907
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IDST (UTC+4:30)
Takestan at GEOnet Names Server
Village Siadeh (Takestan) by Eugène Flandin in 1840

Siadehan or Siaden (Tati: سیادن, Siyâden), also known as Takestan (Persian: تاكستان‎‎ Tâkestân),[1] is a city in and the 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.[2][3][4][5]

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. ^ 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".
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Yar-Shater, Ehsan (1969). A grammar of southern Tati dialects. Mouton. 
  4. ^ Tats of Iran and Caucasus, Ali Abdoli, 2010.
  5. ^ "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