Ziarat, Golestan

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-زيارت or زيارَت
Skyline of Ziarat
Ziarat is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°41′57″N 54°31′22″E / 36.69917°N 54.52278°E / 36.69917; 54.52278Coordinates: 36°41′57″N 54°31′22″E / 36.69917°N 54.52278°E / 36.69917; 54.52278
Country  Iran
Province Golestan
County Gorgan
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Estarabad-e Jonubi
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,964
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Ziarat (Persian: زيارت or زيارَت‎‎, also Romanized as Zīārat; also known as Zeyārat-e Khāşeh Rūd, Ziār, Zīārat-e Khāşeh Rūd, Zīārat-e Khāsteh Rūd, and Zīyārat Khāseh Rūd)[1] is a village in the Central District of Gorgan County, Golestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 1,964, in 478 families.[2]

Ziarat is located about 8 km south of Gorgan, in the Golestan Province of Iran. The Arabic word 'ziarat' (زيارة), meaning "visit", is used in Persian to refer to (pilgrimage to) a holy place.

Ziarat lies in a valley inside the eastern part of the Caspian Hyrcanian rain forests. There are three mosques in the village and near the shrine is a hot spring that feeds a public bath before joining the valley river. Some of the surrounding hills are grazed by sheep, goats and cattle. South of the village, at the end of a dirt road, is a water fall that is a popular tourist attraction.


  1. ^ Ziarat can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3089448" 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. 

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