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Ghazvin, Caspian

قزوین ، کاسپین


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City northwestern Iran. Founded by Shahpour in AD 250, it flourished under Muslim rule in the 7th century. Genghiz Khan destroyed the city, but it later revived and was made the capital of Persia (1548–98) under the Safavid dynasty. In the late 18th century it became a base for foreign trade with areas of the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, and Anatolia. A coup was launched from Qazvin in 1921 that led to Iran's consolidation under Reza Shah Pahlavi. It is a regional communications centre, with some manufacturing. (Wikipedia) - Qazvin is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran with an estimated population of 331,409 in 2005. Located some 165 km northwest of Tehran, in the Qazvin Province, it is at an altitude of about 1800 meters above sea level. The climate is cold but dry, due to its position south of the rugged Alborz range. Qazvin For other uses, see Qazvin (disambiguation). Qazvin قزوین Shazdeh Hosein shrine Qazvin Coordinates: 36°16′N 50°00′E / 36.267°N 50°E / 36.267; 50Coordinates: 36°16′N 50°00′E / 36.267°N 50°E / 36.267; 50 Country  Iran Province Qazvin County Qazvin Bakhsh Central Elevation 1,800 m (5,900 ft) Population (2006)  • Total 349,821 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)  • Summer (DST) IDST (UTC+4:30) Area code(s) 0281 Website http://www.qazvin.ir Qazvin (/kæzˈviːn/; Persian: قزوین‎, IPA: ), also Romanized as Qazvīn, Kazvin, Qazwin, or Ghazvin, is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. Qazvin was an ancient capital in the Persian Empire and nowadays is known as calligraphy capital of Iran. At the 2010 census, its population was 572,916. Located in 150 km northwest of Tehran, in the Qazvin Province, it is at an altitude of about 1800 meters above sea level. The climate is cold but dry, due to its position south of the rugged Alborz range. Contents 1 History 2 People 3 Climate 4 Main sights 5 Economy 5.1 Colleges and universities 5.2 Schools 5.3 Qazvin Modern Towers 5.4 Qazvin Shopping Complexes 5.5 Bridges 5.6 Famous Hotels 5.7 Famous Parks 5.8 Qazvin hypermarket 6 Notable Qazvini's 7 See also 8 External links 9 References History The city was a former capital of the Persian Empire under Safavids. It is a provincial capital today that has been an important cultural center throughout history. Archeological findings in the Qazvin plain reveal urban agricultural settlements for at least nine millennia. Qazvin geographically connects Tehran, Isfahan, and the Persian Gulf to the Caspian seacoast and Asia Minor, hence its strategic location throughout the ages. The city today known as Qazvin is thought to have been founded by Shapur II, King of Persia in 250 CE, under the name Shad Shahpur, when he built

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Ovan lake (also known as Evan lake) is a small alpine lake in Alamut region of Arburz range, in Qazvin province of Iran. The north of the lake is also surrounded by three small villages, namely from east to west: Varbon, Ovan and Zar-abaad.
On July, 15, 2009, the Caspian Airlines Tupolev jet's impact plowed a deep, long trench into agricultural fields outside the village of Jannat Abad, and the aircraft was blasted to bits killing 153 passengers and 15 crewmembers.
Qazvin Alamout Castle, or,Ghaleh Hasan Sabbah on a cliff on mountain top near the Gazor Khan village has an area of 2000 m2. In 1090 the fortress was infiltrated and occupied by Hasan Sabbah the founder of powerful Assassins or Hashashin
A cheap replica of the Darvazeh Qazvin is installed at Meydan-e Qazvin Square in Tehran where once stood a beautiful water fountain on top of splendid statues. Tehran's historical sites have systematically been destroyed replaced by soulless structures.
Qazvin: Safavid 40sotoon (Chehelsotoon) palace. The building is a pavilion in the city of Qazvin that was primarily built during Safavid era in two floors. The first floor has 3 layers of wall paintings and the second floor was renovated during Qajar era.
Qazvin, the once blue Soltaniyeh Dome is the tomb of the Ilkhanate Oljaitu who converted to Islam and took the name Mohammad Khodabandeh. Soltaniyeh remains the best known monument of Ilkhanate Persia.

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