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Interior courtyard of Masjed-i Varamin
Interior courtyard of Masjed-i Varamin
Varamin is located in Iran
Coordinates: 35°19′27″N 51°38′45″E / 35.32417°N 51.64583°E / 35.32417; 51.64583Coordinates: 35°19′27″N 51°38′45″E / 35.32417°N 51.64583°E / 35.32417; 51.64583
Country  Iran
Province Tehran
County Varamin
Bakhsh Central
Population (2016 census)
 • Urban 225,628
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Area code(s) 021 (Formerly 0291)

Varamin (Persian: ورامين‎, also Romanized as Varāmīn and Verāmin; anciently known as Varna and Varena)[1] is a city in and the capital of Varamin County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 218,991,[2] and at the 2006 census, its population was 208,569, in 53,639 families.[3]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1956 5,205 —    
1966 11,183 +114.9%
1976 25,892 +131.5%
1986 58,311 +125.2%
1996 72,331 +24.0%
2006 208,569 +188.4%
2011 218,991 +5.0%


Varamin is believed to be the ancient city of Varena, which is mentioned in Avesta.

The four-cornered citadel near the city is known as Citadel of Īraj by locals, Īraj was son of Thraetaona and that improves the city's relation to the ancient Varena.[5][6]

The four-cornered citadel

Varamin has an extensive history. The raiding of Ray, by the invading Mongols and Timurids, generated a flux of migrations to this area.

Included amongst the significant antiquities of Varamin are the mausoleum of Imamzadeh Yahya built in the 14th century, and the Jameh Mosque of Varamin, from the era of the Ilkhanid Abu Saeed.


  • Photographs of monuments in a near Varāmin (these photographs are available on flickr):
— Part of the exterior of Masjed-e Jāme'eh Varāmin: (1).
— The interior of Masjed-e Jāme'eh Varāmin: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6).
Mil Hill (Tappe-ye Mil) near Varāmin: (1), (2).
— The exterior of the Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai, South on Varāmin: (1)-(5).
— The interior of the Shah-Abbasi Caravanserai: (1).
— Views of a traditional abandoned house in Varāmin: (1), (2), (3), (4).


Sugar refinery factory[edit]

Varamin Sugar Refinery Factory

Varamin Sugar Refinery Factory was built in 1934–1935 by Nikolai Markov and is the very first sugar refinery factory in Iran and Middle East. In recent years[when?] its produce has been reduced because of shortage in ingredients.[7][8]

Oil-extracting factory[edit]

Varamin Oil-extracting factory was built in 1938–1939 and is the first producer of vegetable oil in Iran.[9]


Carpets and rugs[edit]

For more information see: Varamin Carpet

Carpets and rugs of Varamin are among most famous carpets in the world. Many rug and carpet experts see Varamins as purer Persian carpets.[10] They have geometric patterns with repeated medallions, especially on runners. They are made by tribal people who either live in or pass by Varamin.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Islamic Azad University[edit]

Islamic Azad University Varamin-Pishva Branch was established in 1985. This branch has more than 86 different majors and capacity of 15000 students.[11]


  1. ^ Varamin can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3088133" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2016-10-06. 
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 
  4. ^ [1]
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  6. ^ Peterson, Joseph H. "AVESTA: VENDIDAD (English): Fargard 1". Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  7. ^ قديمي ترين کارخانه قند ايران تعطيل شد.. (in Persian). 
  8. ^ یادگارهای جناب نیکلای. (in Persian). 
  9. ^ روغنکشی شماره ی یک ورامین. (in Persian). 
  10. ^ "Varamin carpets in Little Persia". 
  11. ^

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