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Rasht

Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. As of the 24 October 2011 census, its population was 639,951.

Rasht is the capital city of Gilan Province, Iran. As of the 24 October 2011 census, its population was 639,951.

Gileki Language

The people of Rasht speak Gileki as their mother tongue and Persian language as of the official language of Iran. Gileki is spoken by more than 3 million people. The vast majority of Gileki speakers live in the Gilan Province of Iran. It belongs to the northwestern branch of the Iranian languages.The people of Rasht speak Gileki as their mother tongue and Persian language as of the official language of Iran. Gileki is spoken by more than 3 million people. The vast majority of Gileki speakers live in the Gilan Province of Iran. It belongs to the northwestern branch of the Iranian languages.

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Rasht is the largest city on Iran's Caspian Sea coast. Rasht is also a major tourist center with the resort of Masouleh in the adjacent mountains and the beaches of Caspian as some of the major attractions.

Rasht has a humid subtropical climate that is one of the wettest in Iran. It has certain Mediterranean features such as a drier summer, but is also relatively continental with cooler winters and higher seasonal temperature variation than in much of Iran, in spite of its marine position.

Rasht International Airport

The Rasht International airport is the only airport in the small province of Gilan and was established in 1969 with an approximate area of 220 hectares. At first, the airport just handled domestic flights to Tehran and Mashhad, but after it was renamed to SardarJangal International airport in 2007, additional routes were established.

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