Astara Rayon

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Astara
Road sign at the entrance to Astara Raion
Road sign at the entrance to Astara Raion
Map of Azerbaijan showing Astara Raion
Map of Azerbaijan showing Astara Raion
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CountryAzerbaijan
CapitalAstara
Area
 • Total620 km2 (240 sq mi)
Population
(2008)[1]
 • Total95,300
 • Density150/km2 (400/sq mi)

Astara is a raion in southeastern Azerbaijan. It was formed in 1930. There are 95,300 people.[1] Astarachay and Tangarud rivers are in the raion. A part of the Hirkan National Park is in Astara raion. Astara is a major source for Azerbaijan's fishing industry.

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