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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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Rail laying on the 40-kilometer section of the Rasht-Astara railway in the province of Gilan in northern Iran will shortly begin, said Saeid Rasouli, President of Iran Railways, while visiting the Astara Railway Terminal.
A completed section of the railroad was tested late Friday after a train set off on a maiden journey from Azerbaijan's Astara. The train Raveled 8 kilometers to the border from where it entered the Iranian section of the route.
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.
Therefore, this study tries to investigate the geographical factors affecting rural settlement of Astara.
They discussed creating a joint venture for the construction of the railway Qazvin-Rasht-Astara (Iran) to Astara (Azerbaijan), the design of construction and other issues.
The scope of work in Azerbaijan envisages the construction of a 8.5km-long railway to the Astara station with systems of changing of wheel pairs, a bridge and border and customs infrastructure.
Azerbaijan plans to build four terminals in the Iranian city of Astara. These terminals include oil and grain terminals, a terminal for processing containers and a general-purpose terminal.
Now Iran and Azerbaijan have agreed to build a new bridge near Astara (far from Nakhichevan).
"The capacity of the compressor station in Astara needed to be increased to ensure long-term supplies of Azerbaijan's gas to Iran," he said.