Rasht city is one of the metropolises of Iran, the center of Gilan province in northern Iran and the center of the city of Rasht. This metropolis is also the largest and most populous city in northern Iran, among the three Caspian Sea provinces and the largest and most populous city of Gilaki of the world, the largest settlement on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Rasht is the third most visited tourist city in Iran.
The city’s population is more than two millions on holidays and tourist months of the year. Rasht is the most densely populated city of Iran in terms of population ratio to size.
The weather in Rasht is Caspian moderate and semi-Mediterranean, with warm and sultry summer and humid and cold winters. Also, the city of Rasht has the first rate of rainfall in the provinces of Iran and is known as the rain town.
Rasht became the center of Gilan province more than 4.5 centuries ago, and in the past it was the center of the first province of Iran. It also played a key role in the history of Iran, such as the Constitutional Revolution, the 1979 Iranian Forestry Movement and also Iranian Revolution, and due to its people culture, and its location on the Silk Road, it has long been known as the gateway to Europe, as well as the gateway to modern civilization. It also has brilliant backgrounds in the field of foreign exchanges.
Nowadays, Rasht is considered one of the main agricultural and tourism hubs in the country. Rasht is one of the rice poles in Iran, a major steel producer and an important producer of nano-anticancer drugs and is therefore one of the most important cities in Iran.
The Alborz mountain range is located in the southern part of Rasht city and the nearest peak to Rasht (Dorfak) is 3500 meters high. The closest city to Rasht is the Sowme’eh Sara, located 26 km away. Rasht from the north is limited to the Caspian Sea and the Anzali Lagoon, from the west to the Pasikhan River, the Sowme’eh Sara and Fuman, from the south to the ciry of Sangar and Rudbar, and to the east to the Kuchesfahan and Lahijan, and its distance to Tehran is 325 km and to Bandar Anzali 30 .
Rasht City has 40 active parks, many of them have historic value like Sabz-e Meydan.
The international airport of Rasht is located in Valiasr Blvd. The establishment of the Rasht airport dates back to the 1969. Rasht Airport has 42 fixed outgoing flights and 42 fixed incoming flights to 7 domestic destinations and 2 flights to and from foreign destinations.