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
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 ...
Gorgan (and in general, the Golestan province), has a world-famous
carpet and rug industry, made by Turkmen. The patterns of these ...
and Transportation: |
Highways: 130 Kilometers
Major roads: 563 Kilometers