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.[1] 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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