June 30, 2013 - 02:32 PDT | Last Edited: June 30, 2013 - 02:38 PDT
Nature in Soobatan Countryside of Talesh in Northern Iran
Photos from ISNA, Aria Jafari
About Talesh: Talesh, also called Tavalesh va Hashtpar (Persian: شهرستان تالش) is a county in Gilan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Talesh City. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 179,499, in 42,949 families. The county is subdivided into four districts: the Central District, Asalem District, Haviq District, and Kargan Rud District. The county has five cities: Hashtpar, Lisar, Asalem, Chubar, and Haviq.
Talesh has mountainous wonderful areas, and its virgin and intact nature is a charming place for those eager of nature. Talesh is situated 140 km north-west of Rasht, on the south-west coast of the Caspian Sea. Talesh township, covering an area of 2373 square kilometers, ¼ of surface area of Gilan.
Knitting of socks and stockings, weaving of coarse wool blankets (jajim) are famous among different handicrafts of this township.
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