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Gorgan
گرگان
Gorgan is located in Iran
Gorgan
Gorgan
Coordinates: 36°50′19″N 54°26′05″E / 36.83861°N 54.43472°E / 36.83861; 54.43472
Kintra  Iran
Province Golestan
Coonty Gorgan
Bakhsh Central
Government
 • Govrenor o Gorgan Jaafar Gorzin
Area
 • Total 1,700 km2 (656 sq mi)
Elevation 1,350 m (4,430 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 269,226
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IDST (UTC+4:30)
Gorgan at GEOnet Names Server

Gorgan (Persian: گرگان, Romanisit as Gorgān an Gūrgān an aw; Caspian: Vergen; umwhile, Astarabad (Persian: اَستِر آباد, Romansit as Asterābād an aw),[1] is the caipital o Golestan Province, Iran. It lees approximately 400 km (250 mi) tae the north east o Tehran, some 30 km (19 mi) awa frae the Caspian Sea. At the 2006 census, its population wis 269,226, in 73,702 faimilies.[2]

Some 150 km (93 mi) east o Gorgan is the Golestan Naitional Pairk. The ceety haes a regional airport an several universities. Gorgan Airport wis opened in September 2005.

Etymologie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety wis namit Hyrcanie, Hyrcani or Hyrcana in auncient Greek records, which comes frae Pahlavi Varkâna -- "Laund o the Wouves". Although modren Gorgan is anerlie a ceety an coonty (sharin the same name), auncient Hyrcania wis the name o a greater region on the soothren shores o the Caspian Sea (encompassin aw o the present day Golestan province, as well as some eastren pairts o the Mazandaran province, an some soothren pairts o the present day Republic o Turkmenistan). In modren times an till 1937 the ceety uised tae be kent as Astarabad. Nou it is hame tae a profeesional fitbaa team, Etka FC.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 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".
  2. "Census o the Islamic Republic o Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic o Iran. Archived from the original on 2010-11-16. 

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