Gorgan

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Gorgan

گرگان

Esterabad
City
Gorgan is located in Iran
Gorgan
Gorgan
Coordinates: 36°50′19″N 54°26′05″E / 36.83861°N 54.43472°E / 36.83861; 54.43472Coordinates: 36°50′19″N 54°26′05″E / 36.83861°N 54.43472°E / 36.83861; 54.43472
Country Iran
ProvinceGolestan
CountyGorgan
BakhshCentral
Government
 • MayorAbdolreza Dadboud[1]
 • City Council ChairpersonFaezeh Abdollahi
Area
 • City1,700 km2 (656 sq mi)
Elevation
155 m (509 ft)
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Urban
350,676 [2]
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IDST)
ClimateCsa
Gorgan at GEOnet Names Server

Gorgan (Persian: گرگان[ɡoɾˈɡɒːn] (About this soundlisten); also romanized as Gorgān, Gurgān, and Gurgan), formerly Esterabad (استرآباد [ʔæsˌtæɾɒːˈbɒːd]; also romanized as Astarābād, Asterabad, and Esterābād),[3] is the capital city of Golestan Province, Iran. It lies approximately 400 km (250 mi) to the north east of Tehran, some 30 km (19 mi) away from the Caspian Sea. In the 2006 census; its population was 269,226, in 73,702 families.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "شهردار گرگان معرفی شد- اخبار استانها - اخبار تسنیم - Tasnim". خبرگزاری تسنیم - Tasnim.
  2. "Statistical Center of Iran > Home". www.amar.org.ir.
  3. Gorgan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3064853" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  4. "Population - Iran Data Portal". Islamic Republic of Iran.