|Bakhsh (Districts)||Central District|
|Time zone||IRST (UTC+03:30)|
|• Summer (DST)||IRDT (UTC+04:30)|
|Main language(s)||Persian, Tati|
Taleqan County (Persian: شهرستان طالقان) is a county in Alborz Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Taleqan. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 25,781, in 7,574 families. The county has one district: the Central District. The county has one city: Taleqan.
The area is known for its mild, sunny summers and cold winters. Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar is quoted as saying of Taleqan weather: Har che dar Tehran harf ast, dar inja barf ast (As much as there is politics in Tehran, there is snow here).
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Notable people from the area include the well-known Iranian revolutionary clergy Ayatolah Seyed Mahmoud Taleghani, musician Darvish Khan, Abdolmajid Taleqani brought Shikasta Nastaʿlīq to the peak of perfection,[clarification needed] Dr. Mostafa Ronaghi, Dr. Heshmat Taleqani, Jalal Al-e-Ahmad, contemporary calligrapher Gholam Hossein Amirkhani, and author Mohammad Davoudi. In recent years,[when?] the construction of Taleqan dam and installation of its hydroelectric project on Shahrood (River) (a right-hand tributary of the Sefīd-Rūd) has added new dimensions to the region's touristic attractions and infrastructure development although it is also becoming a serious issue for the environment.
Some folk etymology says that the name Taleqan means "separators" in Persian, but Dehkhoda says that: Taleqan root is Talcan from talc because of existence of talc mine there. تالکان ٍTalc in English is a loan word from Arabic talq, from Pers. talk "talc.". Talc
- "Dictionary of Tati Language in Taleghan", Mohammad Davoudi and Mohammad-Ali Manouchehri
- Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran
اطلس گیتاشناسی استانهای ایران
- "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
- Taleqan.net state that Farhad Mirza Mo'tamedoddole - one of the Nasere'ddin Shah's uncles - actually came up with the witticism which went: Mata'e in velayat (Taleqan) dar inhengam sard o ruz bard o bard ast, harche dar Tehran harf ast, dar inja BARF ast. source: Taleqan.net, edited by Nima Asgari
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