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Qaem Shahr

Country  Iran
Bakhsh  Central
Population  196,050 (2011)
Province  Mazandaran Province
County  Qaem Shahr
Time zone  IRST (UTC+3:30)
Local time  Monday 11:10 AM
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Weather  12°C, Wind NW at 13 km/h, 78% Humidity
Neighborhoods  Kafshgar Kola, Hirad Center, Barbar Mahalle

Qaem Shahr  pronunciation  (Persian: قائم شَهر‎‎, also Romanized as Qā’em Shahr; formerly known as Shāhi (Persian: شاهی) is a city in and the capital of Qaem Shahr County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2016 census, its population is 300,000, in 48,055 families.

Map of Qaemshahr, Mazandaran Province, Iran

Originally known as Aliyabad, the name Ŝâhi (Shāhi) was used until the Iranian Revolution in 1979 when the city acquired its current name.

The city is situated 237 kilometres (147 mi) north-east of Tehran; 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Babol; and 23 kilometres (14 mi) south west of Sari which is the capital of Mazandaran province.

In 1951, Qa'em Shahr's population was around 18,000, growing to 123,684 in 1991. The city has a lot of problems with the growing population. Although the maze of Seyyed Mahalleh has kept its old shape, the old houses with gardens are replaced with apartment buildings. The roads are still too small, especially in the center of the town, and the rest of the infrastructure does not match the need.

World and Olympic champion weightlifter Behdad Salimi hails from Qaem Shahr, as well as Mansour Sadeghi, guitar teacher, composer and singer of pop music.

The city is where the North Iranian railway quits the fertile plains of Mazandaran to cross the highest mountain range of the Middle East, the Elburz.

Notable people

  • Ramin Mirzaeian (b. 1961) - football player
  • Nader Dastneshan (b. 1960) - football player and coach
  • Fereydoon Fazli (b. 1971) - football player
  • Babak Nourzad (b. 1978) - wrestler
  • Mojtaba Tarshiz (b. 1978) - football player
  • Farshid Talebi (b. 1981) - football player
  • Maysam Baou (b. 1983) - football player
  • Mehdi Jafarpour (b. 1984) - football player
  • Mehrdad Oladi (b. 1985 d.2016) - football player
  • Mehrdad Kafshgari (b. 1987) - football player
  • Behdad Salimi (b. 1989) - weightlifter
  • Mohammad Abbaszadeh (b. 1990) - football player
  • Ali Alipour (b. 1995) - football player
  • Farhad Majidi - football player
  • Behnam Tayyebi - wrestler
  • Jaber Sadeghzadeh (b. 1991) - wrestler
  • Ahmad Mohammadi (b. 1989) - wrestler
  • Mansour Sadeghi - pop singer
  • Mansour Hedayati-(residence) - poet
  • References

    Qaem Shahr Wikipedia

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