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Roodsar City

Roodsar - Gulan
Enjoying a moderate and humid climate, the township of Roodsar is located in a verdant plain 326 km. from Tehran and to the south of the Caspian Sea. According to valid historical documents, the ancient name of Roodsar was "Koutum", which was a small city in Rankooh. The other name of Roodsar was "Hoosem" that had a thriving bazaar and big mosque in the year 375 AH. Later on this city was ruined due to unknown reasons, and was reconstructed by Seyed Reza Kiya during the years 789-829 AH. This personality was the governor of Lahijan who changed the name of this city from Hoosem to Roodsar in the 8th century AH. The contemporary history of this city coincides with the establishment of the Pahlavi dynasty. This beautiful city attracts many tourists.

The word Roodsar (or Rudsar) comes from the word Roodd, the Persian word for river, and sar, the Persian word for head, since Rudsar has rivers running along each side of this city.
According to valid historical documents, the ancient name of Roodsar was "Koutum", which was a small city in Rankooh. The other name of Roodsar was "Hoosem" that had a thriving bazaar and big mosque in the year 375 AH. Later on this city was ruined due to unknown reasons, and was reconstructed by Seyed Reza Kiya during the years 789-831 AH.
It was occupied by Russian forces along with the rest of northern Iran in the early 1900s.
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Roodsar - Gulan
Roodsar - Gulan
Roodsar - Gulan
Roodsar - Gulan
Roodsar - Gulan
Roodsar - Gulan
Roodsar - Gulan
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Category: Mountains
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In the village of Bond Bon Qasem Abad, there is an ancient tower rising to an altitude of 12 m. which was utilized for defensive purposes. This tower is a part of a huge ... MORE
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