Rudsar

رودسر

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Updated:Monday 13th October 2014

Rudsar Definition

Roodsar is a city in Gilan Province, Iran between Alborz mountain range and the Caspian Sea. Enjoying a moderate and humid climate, the township of Roodsar is located in a verdant plain 326 km. from Tehran and to the south of the Caspian Sea. According to valid historical documents, the ancient name of Roodsar was "Koutum", which was a small city in Rankooh. The other name of Roodsar was "Hoosem" that had a thriving bazaar and big mosque in the year 375 AH. Later on this city was ruined due to unknown reasons, and was reconstructed by Seyed Reza Kiya during the years 789-831 AH.Roodsar meaning River-Head has rivers running along each side of the city. Coins found mint in the area show that Roodsar used to have a coinage at the time of Shah Abbas 1.Roodsar is situated on the coastal areas of the Caspian Sea; the economy of this city is based on fishing and agriculture. The major products of Roodsar are rice, tea, citrus fruits, and silk.It was occupied by Russian forces along with the rest of northern Iran in the early 1900’s.Ghasemabad, a village famous for their colorful dresses and Spanish-like long skirts and an icon in Gilaki music and dance is located near Roodsar. (Wikipedia) - Rudsar For the administrative subdivision, see Rudsar County. For the village in Rezvanshahr County, see Rud Sar, Rezvanshahr. For the village in Rubar County, see Rud Sar, Rudbar. Rudsar رودسر Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
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Coordinates: 37°08′15″N 50°17′17″E / 37.13750°N 50.28806°E / 37.13750; 50.28806Coordinates: 37°08′15″N 50°17′17″E / 37.13750°N 50.28806°E / 37.13750; 50.28806
 Iran
Gilan
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Central
33,321
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Rainy Sunday in Roudsar`s Market

Rudsar (Persian: رودسر‎, also known as, Rūdsar and Rūd-i-Sar) is a city in and the capital of Rudsar County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 33,321, in 9,741 families.

Enjoying a moderate and humid climate, Rudsar is located in a verdant plain 326 kilometres (203 mi) from Tehran and to the south of the Caspian Sea. According to valid historical documents, the ancient name of Roodsar was "Koutum", which was a small city in Rankooh. The other name of Roodsar was "Hoosem" that had a thriving bazaar and big mosque in the year 375 AH. Later on this city was ruined due to unknown reasons, and was reconstructed by Seyed Reza Kiya during the years 789-831 AH.

The word "Rudsar" comes from the word Rud, the Persian word for river, and sar, the Persian word for head, since Rudsar has rivers running along each side of the city.

Rudsar is situated on the coastal areas of the Caspian sea, the economy of this city is based on fishing and agriculture. The major products of Roudsar are rice, tea, citrus fruits, and silk.

It was occupied by Russian forces along with the rest of northern Iran in the early 1900s.

Ghassem Abad is a village near Rudsar.

Tags:Alborz, Caspian, Caspian Sea, Gilaki, Gilan, Gilan Province, Iran, Persian, Roodsar, Rudbar, Rudsar, Rudsar County, Russian, Shah, Shah Abbas, Shah Abbas 1, Tehran, Wikipedia

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