Taq, Iran

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Taq is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°13′43″N 54°25′48″E / 36.22861°N 54.43000°E / 36.22861; 54.43000Coordinates: 36°13′43″N 54°25′48″E / 36.22861°N 54.43000°E / 36.22861; 54.43000
Country  Iran
Province Semnan
County Damghan
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Howmeh
Population (2006)
 • Total 231
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Taq (Persian: طاق‎‎, also Romanized as Ţāq; also known as Tak)[1] is a village in Howmeh Rural District, in the Central District of Damghan County, Semnan Province, Iran. The town is 7km from Damghan, South of Gorgan and about 200km east of Tehran, the national capital. At the 2006 census, its population was 231, in 72 families.[2]

The city appears to be very old appearing on the 4th century Peutinger Map. The main feature of the city is a large tell known locally as Taq Castle.


  1. ^ Taq can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3087003" 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.