Astara, Iran

Astara, Iran

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Astara is a city in the Iranian province of Gilan. It lies on the border with Azerbaijan Republic and on the Caspian Sea. It is a relatively important border trade center between Iran and the Caucasus. The oldest theory for the name of Astara comes from Vedic songs and writings which explains Astara as a place where the rays of lights shine from behind to lit the pathways ahead. another theory is that the city's name is derived from the Talysh word (Osta-ro or hosta-ro), meaning "the place where the travel gets slower" (given the marshlands that surrounded the region before)this theory geologically is impossible due to sandy soil condition of the area which is 15 meters deep.. Astar also means lining or coating in Azeri, which is a more descriptive Turkic language, maybe used to describe the area.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136675781
  • 9786136675787