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Astara is a city in the Iranian province of Gilan. It lies on the border with Azerbaijan Republic and on the Caspian Sea. There is also a city with this name just on the opposite side of the border, within the Republic of Azerbaijan. The northern Astara was separated from Iran by Russians in 1813.Astara is an area where Zoroaster may have visited. Its history dates back to 6,000 years ago. The spoken language was Talesh, but the use of Talesh language has been reduced significantly.Nima Youshij - a famous Iranian poet who was living in exile in Astara (Wikipedia) - Astara

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see also: Astana

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