Astara, Azerbaijan

Astara, an aa, Azerbaydzhanskaya Astara (Roushie: Азербайджанская Астара) is a ceety in an the caipital o the Astara Rayon o Azerbaijan. Astara is a short walk athort the border frae Astara, Iran.

Road sign at the entrance to Astara city

The TV TouerEedit

There is a 243.9 metre tall lattice steel TV touer, built in 1981. This touer is unusually designed: its pinnacle is guyed tae a horizontal cross-like steel structur.[1]


Locatit next tae the Iranian border, Astara attracts numerous visitors frae sooth o the border, comin tae the Republic o Azerbaijan tae purchase guids an services that mey no be as readily available on the Iranian side.[2]


Astara is currently served bi a broad gauge railway anerlie heidit north. A staundart gauge connection tae the Iranian railway netwirk alang the shore o the Caspian Sea is planned. This break o gauge station is likely tae be equipped wi bogie exchynge an SUW 2000 variable gauge axle track gauge chyngin facility.

Notable nativesEedit

See an aaEedit


  1. See picture
  2. 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
  3. "Каверин Илья Ананьевич". Heroes of the country.
  4. "Буниятов Зия Мусаевич". Heroes of the country.


Freemit airtinsEedit

Coordinates: 38°27′22″N 48°52′43″E / 38.45611°N 48.87861°E / 38.45611; 48.87861

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