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Darestan Destination Guide

Discover Darestan in Iran

Darestan in the region of Gīlān is a place located in Iran - some 140 mi or ( 225 km ) North-West of Tehran , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Darestan

Local time in Darestan is now 08:04 PM (Friday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Tehran " with a UTC offset of 3.5 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Ajmaleh, Salaneh Sar, Morghdari-ye Silan Tiur, Jukin, and Zanjan. When in this area, you might want to check out Ajmaleh . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Darestan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location


Marlik is an ancient site near Roudbar in Gilan, north of Iran. The site of a royal cemetery, and artifacts found at this site date back to 3,000 years ago. According to G.N. Kurochkin, the archeological monuments Indo-Iranians and show similarities to the descriptions of the Avesta Yashts.

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Located at 36.83 49.46 (Lat./Long.); Less than 8 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Iran, History of Gilan

1990 Manjil-Rudbar earthquake

The Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake occurred at 00:30:09 on June 21, 1990 . It caused widespread damage in areas within a one hundred kilometer radius of the epicenter near the city of Rasht and about two hundred kilometers northwest of Tehran. The cities of Rudbar, Manjil, and Lushan and 700 villages were destroyed, and over three hundred villages were affected. There was $200,000,000 in damage in Gilan and Zanjan provinces southwest of the Caspian Sea.

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Located at 36.96 49.41 (Lat./Long.); Less than 9 km away
Tags: 1990 earthquakes, 1990 in Iran, Earthquakes in Iran, History of Gilan

Manjil Dam

Manjil Dam (originally named "Sefid River Dam") is a hydroelectric dam in Iran with an installed electricity generating capability of 87 MWh. It is situated in Gilan Province, and forms a reservoir with a capacity of 1.82 km .

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Located at 36.76 49.39 (Lat./Long.); Less than 14 km away
Tags: Hydroelectric power stations in Iran

Rudkhan Castle

Rud-khan Castle (also Rood-khan Castle) is a brick and stone medieval castle in Iran. Located 25 km southwest of Foman city north of Iran in Gilan province, it is a military complex which had been constructed during the Seljuk Dynasty by followers of the Ismā'īlī sect. The castle is built on two tips of a mount, with an area of 2.6 hectares . Its architects have benefited from natural mountainous features in the construction of the fort.

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Located at 37.06 49.24 (Lat./Long.); Less than 24 km away
Tags: 11th-century architecture, Castles in Iran, Gilan Province, Iranian architecture