Takestan County

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شهرستان تاکستان
Coordinates: 36°00′N 49°33′E / 36.000°N 49.550°E / 36.000; 49.550Coordinates: 36°00′N 49°33′E / 36.000°N 49.550°E / 36.000; 49.550
Country  Iran
Province Qazvin Province
Capital Takestan
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Esfarvarin District, Khorramdasht District, Ziaabad District
Population (2006)
 • Total 171,520
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Takestan County at GEOnet Names Server

Takestan County (Persian: شهرستان تاکستان‎‎ Šahrestân-e Tâkestân) is a county in Qazvin Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Takestan. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 171,520, in 42,969 families.[1] The county has four districts: Esfarvarin District, Khorramdasht District, Ziaabad District, and the Central District. The county has five cities: Takestan, Esfarvarin, Khorramdasht, Narjeh, and Ziaabad. Most people of Takestan County are Tat and they speak Tati.[2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  2. ^ The Tati dialects in the Sociolinguistic Context of Northwestern Iran and Transcaucasia, Stilo, D. 1981: In: Iranian Studies 14.3/4, 137-187.
  3. ^ A Grammar of Southern Tati Dialects, Ehsan Yar-Shater, 1969.
  4. ^ Tats of Iran and Caucasus, Ali Abdoli, 2010.
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