Rasht


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Rasht

(răsht) or

Resht

(rĕsht), city (1991 pop. 340,637), capital of Gilan prov., NW Iran, near the Caspian Sea. It is an administrative and trade center for a fertile agricultural region where rice, cotton, silk, and peanuts are produced. Manufactures include textiles, food products, and glass. Bandar-e Anzali serves as its port on the Caspian. The city has had a history of Russian influence since the 17th cent.

Rasht

 

a city in Iran, capital of the ostan (province) of Gilan. Population, 157,000 (1970). The city is linked by highway with Tehran and the port of Pahlavi on the Caspian Sea. Rasht has developed since the 18th century as an important trade and transit point between Iran and Russia. It has been a sericultural center since the 14th century. Knitwear and jute are produced. Rasht also has a woodworking factory, a glassworks, and a tea factory. Handicrafts include wood carving and artistic embroidery.

Rasht

, Resht
a city in NW Iran, near the Caspian Sea: agricultural and commercial centre in a rice-growing area. Pop.: 586 000 (2005 est.)
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The Manjil Dam on the Sefid Rud has been a major producer of hydroelectricity for northern Iran and it provides water that has until now allowed major rice farms in the Rasht area.
Tajik authorities said Mullo Abdullo and his followers were behind the 2011 attack on Tajik Army forces in Kamarob Gorge in the Rasht district, when at least 26 soldiers died, reports Asia-plus news service.
(2) Master of Business Administration Major Insurance(M.A.), Rasht Branch ,Islamic Azad University, Faculty of Management Department, Box 45139-41787of Management, Rasht, Iran
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In a surprise announcement, Russia will build a rail line in Iran from Rasht on the Caspian Sea to the Azerbaijan border.