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|Coordinates: 36°28′11″N 52°21′03″E / 36.46972°N 52.35083°E / 36.46972; 52.35083Coordinates: 36°28′11″N 52°21′03″E / 36.46972°N 52.35083°E / 36.46972; 52.35083|
|Elevation||76 m (249 ft)|
Amol (Persian: آمل – ; pronunciation (help·info); also Romanized as Āmol and Amul) is a city in and the capital of Amol County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 197,470, in 55,183 families.
Amol is located on the Haraz river bank. It is less than 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the Caspian sea and less than 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the Alborz mountains. It is 180 kilometres (110 mi) from Tehran, and 60 kilometres (37 mi) east of the provincial capital, Sari.
Amol is an old city, with its age dating back to the Amards & Ashkanian. Amards were the people inhabiting the area before the arrival of Aryans. Many scholars believe that the city's name is rooted in the word Amard (Amui in Pahlavi). According to historical literature, Amol was the capital of Mazandaran, at least in the period starting from Sassanian Empire to the Ilkhanate dynasty of Mongol Empire.
Some historians in the past have associated this ancient city with the periods of the Pishdadians and the Kianians. In respect to the relics and coins found in this region, this city can be said to be the capital of this territory during the Sassanid era. The inhabitants of Amol city embraced Islam during the reign of Mahdi, the Abbasi Caliph, after which Islamic structures came into focus here. But after the Mongol invasion, the region was subject to devastation and it was during this time that Sary was declared as capital. In the beginning of the 7th century A.H., Hessam-edin Ardeshir, shifted the capital from Sary to Amol, and constructed his palace there. But in the year 795 A.H., the cities of Amol and Sary were plundered by Amir Teimoor Gurkani, and thereafter Amol suffered a setback. The great scholar and religious personality (translator of The Holy Qoran), Mohammad Ebne Jarir Tabari is from Amol city. The modern city of Amol stands to the north of the site of the ancient city.
Today, Amol is a thriving modern metropolis.Population
Breakdown of 2006 census:
Many of the Amoli people have their own summer houses in Larijan, the mountainous southern part of the greater Amol. Some of the villages in Larijan include: Ab Ask, Abgarm, Amiri, Baijan, Chelav, Era, Gazaneh, Lasem, Namarestagh, Nava, Nyak, Polour, Rineh, and Shahandasht.Sayed se tan tomb tower Historical and touristic attractions
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Notable figures of the past:
Most Amoli people speak the Mazandarani language Tabari as a mother tongue. Persian is the most common language spoken in Iran.Haraz Road Higher education
Amol has two universities:
The Jungle Uprising (Persian: قيام جنگل): In 1982 Union of Iranian Communists (Sarbedaran) mobilized its forces to jungles around Amol and started some wars against Islamic Republic from there. It finally organized a famous uprising in 25 January 1982. This uprising led to a big failure and most of UIC (S) leaders were hanged but the uprising itself became very famous and is well respected between some Iranian Leftist organizations.As the administrative center of Amol county
Amol is the administrative center of Amol county.
|Caspian Sea Mahmood Abad Noor Babolsar Babol Tehran Tehran Dabu- -dasht Central Larijan Mount Damavand Amol Rineh|
|Central||Amol City (c)|
|Bala Khiaban Litkooh RA||Derazan, Haloomesar, Oskoo Mahalleh (c), Ziarood, ...|
|Paeen Khiaban Litkooh RA||Hali Koti, Kelaksar, Marandeh (c), ...|
|Chelav RA||Alimestan, Khoshevash, Kondeva, Lehash, Neshel, Razeke (c), Tiar, ...|
|Haraz-Pey-e Jonoobi RA||Ahangar Kola, Aski Mahalleh, Kamangar Kola, Pasha Kola, Qadi Mahalleh (c), Qoroq, ...|
|Larijan||Rineh City (c)|
|Bala Larijan RA||Ab Ask, Abgarm, Akha, Amir Abad, Dinan, Enheh, Garna, Gazaneh, Gilas, Ira, Kenar Anjam, Kondeloo, Lasem, Lazirak, Malar, Nava, Niak, Polemoon, Poloor, Shahandasht, Shams Abad, Vana, Ziar, ...|
|Paeen Larijan RA||Baijan (c), Haji Dela, Namar, Panjab, ...|
|Dabudasht||Dabudasht City (c)|
|Daboo-ye Jonoobi RA||Darzi Kola, Kachap, Kamangar Kola, Raees Abad (c), Rash Kola, ...|
|Dasht-e Sar RA||Baliran, Ejbar Kola, Firooz Kola, Najjar Mahalleh (c), Pasha Kola, ...|
Kaleh Amol VC is a volleyball club based in Amol, currently competing in the highest tier of the Iranian volleyball classification, the Iranian Volleyball Super League and Amardian FC in Azadegan League, Kalleh Amol Basketball in LIG1 Iran.Wrestling and volleyball
Amol is the birthplace of many popular wrestlers and Volleyball athletes.
Notable wrestlers from Amol include Ghasem Rezaei (Olympic gold medalist), Ali Akbari, Mohsen Hajipour, Nahavandian and in volleyball, Behroz Ataei, Hasan Mansouri, Khowrasani, Adel Gholami, Khosro Ghobadi, Shah Gholam and Alireza Jadidi.HotelsSpace Hotel