Astara, Azerbaijan

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Road sign at the entrance to Astara city

Astara, an aa, Azerbaydzhanskaya Astara (Roushie: Азербайджанская Астара) is a ceety in an the caipital o the Astara Rayon o Azerbaijan. Astara is a short walk athort the border frae Astara, Iran.

The TV Touer[eedit | eedit soorce]

There is a 243.9 metre tall lattice steel TV touer, built in 1981. This touer is unusually designed: its pinnacle is guyed tae a horizontal cross-like steel structur.[1]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Locatit next tae the Iranian border, Astara attracts numerous visitors frae sooth o the border, comin tae the Republic o Azerbaijan tae purchase guids an services that mey no be as readily available on the Iranian side.[2]

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Astara is currently served bi a broad gauge railway anerlie heidit north. A staundart gauge connection tae the Iranian railway netwirk alang the shore o the Caspian Sea is planned. This break o gauge station is likely tae be equipped wi bogie exchynge an SUW 2000 variable gauge axle track gauge chyngin facility.

Notable natives[eedit | eedit soorce]

See an aa[eedit | eedit soorce]

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. See picture
  2. The Tijuana of the Caspian: At the border between Azerbaijan and Iran, everything’s for sale: sex, booze, tattoos—and maybe some revolutionary fervor. By Peter Savodnik, December 2009, ATLANTIC MAGAZINE
  3. "Каверин Илья Ананьевич". Heroes of the country.
  4. "Буниятов Зия Мусаевич". Heroes of the country.

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Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Coordinates: 38°27′22″N 48°52′43″E / 38.45611°N 48.87861°E / 38.45611; 48.87861

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