Photos by Mohammad Javad Maktabi, ISNA
Gorgan is the capital of the Golestan Province, Iran. It is approximately 400 km from Tehran. It had an estimated population of 241,177 in 2005.
Golestan is one of
the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the north-east of the country, south
of the Caspian Sea. Its capital is Gorgan. It was split off from the
province of Mazandaran in 1997. It has a population of 1.7 million
(2005) and an area of 20,380 km square. The major townships of the
province are: Gorgan, Gonbad Kavoos, Bandar Torkaman, Bandar Gaz, Ali
Abad, Kord Kooy, Fenderesk and Minoo Dasht.
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