Astara, Azerbaijan

For the city of Astara across the border in Iran see Astara, Iran.
Astara
Azerbaijani Astara
Road sign at the entrance of the city of Astara.

Coat of arms
Astara
Coordinates: 38°27′22″N 48°52′43″E / 38.45611°N 48.87861°E / 38.45611; 48.87861Coordinates: 38°27′22″N 48°52′43″E / 38.45611°N 48.87861°E / 38.45611; 48.87861
Country  Azerbaijan
Rayon Astara
Elevation -22 m (−72 ft)
Population (2008)
  Total 16,130[1]
Time zone AZT (UTC+4)
  Summer (DST) AZT (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +994 195

Astara, also known as Azerbaijani Astara (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Astarası), is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Astara is a short walk across the border from Astara, Iran.

Geography

Climate

Astara has a humid subtropical climate.

Climate data for Astara
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
26.1
(79)
28.8
(83.8)
29.0
(84.2)
33.4
(92.1)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
40.0
(104)
40.0
(104)
31.3
(88.3)
28.7
(83.7)
25.7
(78.3)
40.0
(104)
Average high °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
8.8
(47.8)
10.6
(51.1)
15.6
(60.1)
21.2
(70.2)
25.8
(78.4)
29.5
(85.1)
29.0
(84.2)
25.1
(77.2)
19.6
(67.3)
14.6
(58.3)
10.7
(51.3)
18.5
(65.3)
Average low °C (°F) 3.2
(37.8)
3.2
(37.8)
5.5
(41.9)
9.5
(49.1)
14.5
(58.1)
18.0
(64.4)
21.1
(70)
21.1
(70)
18.2
(64.8)
13.7
(56.7)
8.8
(47.8)
4.7
(40.5)
12.0
(53.6)
Record low °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−13.0
(8.6)
−6.1
(21)
−3.9
(25)
−2.8
(27)
6.0
(42.8)
11.1
(52)
10.0
(50)
10.0
(50)
−2.8
(27)
−7.8
(18)
−15.0
(5)
−15.0
(5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85
(3.35)
89
(3.5)
99
(3.9)
54
(2.13)
56
(2.2)
35
(1.38)
34
(1.34)
64
(2.52)
190
(7.48)
288
(11.34)
167
(6.57)
103
(4.06)
1,264
(49.77)
Source: climatebase.ru[2]

Attractions

Astara TV Tower

As the demand for television broadcasting and telecommunication rises during the early 1980s, the Astara TV Tower was built. The television tower was uniquely designed, as its pinnacle is guyed to a horizontal cross-like steel structure.[1][3]

Economy

Located next to the Iranian border, Astara attracts numerous visitors to south of the border, going to Iran to purchase goods and services that may not be as readily available on the Azerbaijani side.[4]

Transport

Astara is currently served by a broad gauge railway only headed north. A standard gauge connection to the Iranian railway network along the shore of the Caspian sea is planned. This break of gauge station is likely to be equipped with bogie exchange and SUW 2000 variable gauge axle track gauge changing facility.

Notable natives

See also

Notes

References

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