For the city of Astara across the border in Iran see Astara, Iran.

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.

Astara

Azerbaijani Astara
Road sign at the entrance of the city of Astara.
Road sign at the entrance of the city of Astara.
Coat of arms of Astara
Coat of arms
Astara is located in Azerbaijan
Astara
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
RayonAstara
Elevation
-22 m (−72 ft)
Population
(2008)
 • Total16,130[1]
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (AZT)
Area code(s)+994 195

Contents

GeographyEdit

ClimateEdit

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
(79.0)
28.8
(83.8)
29.0
(84.2)
33.4
(92.1)
38.0
(100.4)
38.0
(100.4)
40.0
(104.0)
40.0
(104.0)
31.3
(88.3)
28.7
(83.7)
25.7
(78.3)
40.0
(104.0)
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
(70.0)
21.1
(70.0)
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
(18.0)
−13.0
(8.6)
−6.1
(21.0)
−3.9
(25.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
6.0
(42.8)
11.1
(52.0)
10.0
(50.0)
10.0
(50.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
−7.8
(18.0)
−15.0
(5.0)
−15.0
(5.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 85
(3.3)
89
(3.5)
99
(3.9)
54
(2.1)
56
(2.2)
35
(1.4)
34
(1.3)
64
(2.5)
190
(7.5)
288
(11.3)
167
(6.6)
103
(4.1)
1,264
(49.7)
Source: climatebase.ru[2]

AttractionsEdit

Astara TV TowerEdit

 
Hotel Shindan

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]

EconomyEdit

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]

TransportEdit

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.[citation needed]

Notable nativesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Astara TV Tower - SkyscraperPage Forum". Forum.skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  2. ^ "Climatebase". Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  3. ^ picture
  4. ^ The Tijuana of the Caspian: At the border between Azerbaijan and Iran, everything’s for sale: sex, booze, tattoos—and maybe some revolutionary fervor. By Peter Savodnik, December 2009, ATLANTIC MAGAZINE
  5. ^ "Каверин Илья Ананьевич". Heroes of the country.
  6. ^ "Буниятов Зия Мусаевич". Heroes of the country.

ReferencesEdit