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Astara

 

city and port in northwestern Iran on the southwestern shore of the Caspian Sea, beside the mouth of the Astara river on the border of the USSR. The population is approximately 15,000. Astara’seconomy depends upon fruit growing and fishing.


Astara

 

a city (since 1945) and the administrative center of Astara Raion, Azerbaijan SSR, on the shore of the Caspian Sea, at the mouth of the Astara River (along which runs the Iranian border). Astara is 3 km from the Astara railroad station. It is a terminal point on the Baku-Astara highway. Its population was 8,600 in 1968.

Astara is the center of a subtropical farming region (tea, citrus fruits); there is also rice cultivation, truck farming, and fishing. Its industry consists of enterprises which process agricultural produce (a tea factory, cannery, etc.), and a fish-processing plant.

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The agenda also included the issues of reconsideration and approval of the tariff conditions for cargo transportation in Azerbaijan and Iran by the Azerbaijani and Iranian sides in connection with the commissioning of the Astara (Iran) station updating the Ukrainian and Georgian sides about the achieved results on optimization of tariff conditions on the offshore section of the route (in the Black Sea).
Minister Shahin Mustafayev noted the importance of transferring Astara, Julfa and Bilasuvar border crossing points to 24-hour regime in terms of expanding cooperation between the two countries.
A completed section of the railroad was tested late Friday after a train set off on a maiden journey from Azerbaijan's Astara.
The plan for transiting 10 million tons of goods per year from the Persian Gulf to Russia and the Black Sea, as well as to Europe, will be realized after launching the Rasht-Astara railway and connecting Qazvin to Astara through that railway.
According to information, the representatives of Azerbaijan, Iran and Nakhchivan came to an agreement on the implementation of the exchange of information on the changes made in the customs legislation as soon as possible, and that the checkpoints in Bilasuvar and Astara will work twenty-four seven.
Corresponding Author: Nastaran Hosseinjani, Department of Civil Engineering, Astara Branch, Islamic Azad University, Astara, Iran
The first phase of the terminal complex in Iran's Astara is expected to be opened in the near future within the framework of the North-South international transport corridor, and the whole complex will be put into operation before the end of 2018, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev, who is on a visit to Tehran, told reporters on March 13.
Twenty six Iranian inmates were extradited from Azerbaijan to Iran through the border city of Astara on Friday.
28 July 2016 - 12:18 Iran, Russia, Azerbaijan attend a trilateral meeting in Baku: Russian ambassador Levan Dzhagaryan told reporters on Wednesday that the summit is to discuss security, the Caspian Sea legal regime, energy, transportation and constructing railway between Rasht and Astara.
Iranian Ambassador to Baku, Mohsen Pak Ayeen has said that the swap took place on March 12 through Astara border crossing.
Now Iran and Azerbaijan have agreed to build a new bridge near Astara (far from Nakhichevan).
Nevertheless, to clear the fact that which of natural and human contexts has superiority role in the establishment of rural settlements in the villages of Astara, more study should be investigated.