Photographer's Note

Alasht (Persian: الشت) or Ālāsht (Persian: آلاشت; meaning Eagle Sanctuary), is a small rural village in Savadkuh County, Mazandaran Province in Iran. It is isolated by surrounding mountains, which gives it a cooler climate than most regions of the province. It is most known for being the birthplace of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the founder of the Pahlavi dynasty.

Natural resources: Alasht has a natural spring and is also noted for being one of the few cryotherapy spots of the province.
In addition, caves in and around Alasht are rich with minerals, mostly anthracite coal reserves.

Climate:Due to its location, Elasht is fairly cool throughout the year. Winter in the village is particularly harsh, causing most of the inhabitants to move to warmer areas for the season. However, the rainfall in the village is similar to the rest of the province, with approximately 593 millimeters of precipitation per year.

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  • Copyright: Afshin Azizi (afshinazizi) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 50 W: 2 N: 1] (6)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-07-08
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-02 9:37
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