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Ghaemshahr

For the administrative subdivision, see Qaem Shahr County.
Qaem Shahr
قائم شَهر
city
Qaem Shahr
Qaem Shahr

Coordinates: 36°27′47″N 52°51′36″E / 36.46306°N 52.86000°E / 36.46306; 52.86000Coordinates: 36°27′47″N 52°51′36″E / 36.46306°N 52.86000°E / 36.46306; 52.86000

Country  Iran
Province Mazandaran
County Qaem Shahr
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 174,246
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Qaem Shahr

Originally known as `Aliyabad, the name Ŝâhi (Shāhi) was used until the Iranian Revolution in 1979 when the city acquired its current name.

The city is situated 237 kilometres (147 mi) north-east of Tehran; 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Babol; and 23 kilometres (14 mi) south west of Sari which is the capital of Mazandaran province.

In 1951 Qa'em Shahr's population was around 18,000, growing to 123,684 in 1991. The city has a lot of problems with the growing population. Although the maze of Seyyed Mahalleh has kept its old shape, the old houses with gardens are replaced with apartment buildings. Still the roads are too small, especially in the center of the town, and the rest of the infrastructure does not match the need.

World and Olympic champion weightlifter Behdad Salimi hails from this city.

The city is where the North Iranian railway quits the fertile plains of Mazandaran to cross the highest mountain range of the Middle East, the Elburz.

References

  • Columbia Encyclopedia
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