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  • Iran
  • Gorgan
  • 1,699 km²
  • +3:30 UTC
  • IRR
  • GBT
  • Persian
  • 329,536

General Information About Gorgan

This new province was created as a result of the division of Mazandaran province into two smaller administrative units. It borders on Tukmanistan Republic to the north, Khorasan province to the east, Semnan province to the south, the Caspian Sea and the Guilan province to the west. Its climate varies greatly under the influence of a number of geographical factors such as the altitude, 1atitude, trend of Alborz mountains, distance from the sea, Turkman Sahra (Turkman Desert), Siberian plain to the north of Russia, local and regional. winds, displacement of northern and western air masses, as well as the dense forests. It receives maximum amount of precipitation during autumn and the least in summer months. Part of the province is occupied by inhospitable steppe and marshland. The Turkman Desert occupies the strip south of the Atrak River, which forms a part of the border with Turkmanistan Republic. In the northeast, the forest is less dense and the peaks are lower than further west. The more fertile Dasht-e Gorgan (Gorgan plain), between the Desert and the mountains, formed, until recently, the boundary between the settled and nomadic populations. The population is largely T, and the threat posed to the settled communities by this previously wild and nomadic tribe only receded at the end of the last century. Like Mazandaran, Golestan province and its surrounding areas were settled much earlier than Guilan, and the Gorgan plain in particular is believed to contain some of the most important archeological sites (older than 6000 years) in west Asia.

History and Culture

There are several archaeological sites near Gorgan, including Tureng Tepe and Shah Tepe, in which there are remains dating to the Neolithic and Chalcolithic eras. According to the Greek historian Arrian, Zadracarta was the largest city of Hyrcania and site of the "royal palace".[6] The term means "the yellow city", and it was given to it from the great number of oranges, lemons, and other fruit trees which grew in the outskirts of that city. Hyrcania became part of the Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Cyrus the Great (559-530 BC), its founder, or his successor Cambyses (530-522 BC).

The Great Wall of Gorgan, the second biggest defensive wall in world, was built in the Parthian and Sassanian periods.

At the time of the Sassanids, "Gurgan" appeared as the name of a city, province capital, and province.[8] Gurgan maintained its independence as a Zoroastrian state even after Persia was conquered by the invading Arab Muslims in 8th century. The "Old Gorgan" was destroyed during the Mongol invasion in the 13th century, and the center of the region was moved to what was called "Astarabad", which is currently called "Gorgan". Gurgan and its surrounding regions was sometimes considered as part of the Parthia (the Greater Khorasan) or the Tabaristan regions. Astarabad was an important political and religious city during the Qajar dynasty.

Gorgan Main Districts

Kamalan District

in Aliabad County, Golestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 34,317, in 8,312 families. The District has one city: Fazelabad. The District has two rural districts (dehestan): Estarabad Rural District and Shirang Rural District.

Dashli Borun Distric

in Gonbad-e Qabus County, Golestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 21,839, in 4,428 families.The District has one city: Incheh Borun. The District has two rural districts (dehestan): Atrak Rural District and Kerend Rural District.

Golidagh District

is a district (bakhsh) in Maraveh Tappeh County, Golestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 16,506, in 3,188 families.The District has no cities. The District has one rural district (dehestan), Golidagh Rural District.

Fenderesk District

is a district (bakhsh) in Golestan Province in northern Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 34,326, in 8,206 families. The District has one city: Khan Bebin. The District has two rural districts (dehestan): Fenderesk-e Jonubi Rural District and Fenderesk-e Shomali Rural District. The place (Jafar Abad Namtaloo) in which Mirza Abolghasem Mirfendereski, (outstanding scientist-philosopher) (ca~ 970-1070) was born. Khan Bebin is the district's only city.

Gorgan Useful Tips


Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Gorgan will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months May, June, July, August and September. Other great months to visit Gorgan are March, April, October and November when the average temperatures are a little cooler but still between a pleasant 10°C / 50.0°F and 20°C / 68.0°F. If you don't mind bringing a coat, you might also enjoy visiting Gorgan during January, February and December but average temperatures are fairly cool (between 0°C / 32.0°F and 10°C / 50.0°F).

Local Food

There are many types of delicacies such as soups, many types of roasted meals such as meat, vegetable, cutlet, Shami, Morqetorsh, Tah Beryan, Kadou Qaalyeh, types of fish, Morq Badenjan Pollow, Sir Qalyeh, nargesi, Esphenaj Torshe, Loubiapateh, Shirin Tareh, Badenjan Pateh, Nardoun, Qalyeh, special foods for Sheferd, Fesenjan Aloumosmma, Katteh Chelav, Khoresht Anar, Mirzaqasemi, Torshe Tarreh, Esfenaj Pollow, Local bread, Anarteem Pahlou, Baqali Pollow, types of cookies, sweet meat, many kinds of pickles as well as other dishes.


Souvenir and Handicraft

The most important handicrafts of Golestan province are: silk-weaving, carpet weaving, felt making, carpets and Jajeem weaving, wooden statues and vessels, textile weaving throughout the province and in particular in Turkaman vicinity. Its most important gifts are, Turkaman carpets, cushions, wooden and mat handicrafts that are very interesting for tourists.

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Azin hotel
gorgan Iran

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Azin international hotel located in the lush province of Golestan and in the beautiful city of Gorgan and Tehran on the road and the entrance of the city of Gorgan.

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Botanic hotel
gorgan Iran

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Botanic hotel is not exactly in the road Sari Gorgan - Gorgan is located in the garden area of 4 hectares with diverse vegetation.

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Shahab Hotel Gorgan
gorgan Iran

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Shahab hotel located in Gorgan, Golestan Province hotel dining of the most beautiful tourism one of the most beautiful regions of Iran.

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