is the biggest Gilaki-spoken and the most populated city
in north of Iran located in a plain area as the capital of Gilan province.
Gilan is the biggest coastal area in south of Caspian Sea and a mecca for
has a moderate climate with hot summers and cold winters and thanks to high
precipitation it is called city of silver rains.
city is called the city of firsts as well. The first 24/7 drugstore in Iran,
the first House for Disabled and Elderly Hospice, the first bus, the first
national hospital, the first national library and many other first cultural,
artistic and literary centres were established in Rasht.
joined UNESCO creative city network in 2015 and it is considered as UNESCO
creative city of gastronomy.
Rasht is one of centres for agriculture, tourism and even steel industry. The
city is one of the main regions of producing rice in Iran.
January is chosen and registered by people and Rasht Municipality as “Rasht
Day” since 2014 and it follows lots of entertaining programmes.
is also ambitious to be chosen as the city of White Nights and in so doing some
plans have been suggested by Provincial Governor of Gilan and Urban Management
city has a long list of well-known international figures such as Dr. Mohammad
Moin, Professor Behzad, Professor Akbarzadeh, Professor Reza and Professor
Translator: Canaan Ramezan Nia