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Golestan, located in the north-east of the country, south of the Caspian Sea. Its capital is Gorgan.
Golestan was split off from the province of Mazandaran in 1997. Its population is estimated as 1.7 million in 2010 and also the province covers an area of 22,000 km². There are 13 townships including: Gorgan, Gonbad-e-Kavoos, Bandar-e-Torkaman, Bandar-e-Gaz, Aliabad-e-katul, Kord Kooy, Fenderesk, Minoo Dasht, Aq Qola, Kalaleh, Ramian Azadshahr, Maraveh Tapeh and Gomeishan. Present-day Gorgan was called Esteraba or Astarabad until 1937.
Golestan is the World leading producer of Caviar.
The World's second longest wall (after the China Wall) is in the region of Gorgan.
Gorgan, Hyrcania in Latin, the district of "the wolves" (still seen theBisotun inscription. ... (Read More)


Human settlements in this area date back to 10 000 BCE. Evidence of the ancient city of Jorjan can still be seen near the current city of Gonbad-e Kavus. This was an important city of Persia, located on the Silk Road ... (Read More)
Golestan Today
Gorgan (and in general, the Golestan province), has a world-famous carpet and rug industry, made by Turkmen. The patterns of these   ... (Read More)

Road and Transportation:
Transport infrastructures:
Highways: 130 Kilometers
Major roads: 563 Kilometers
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