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    (Wikipedia) - Hashtgerd Hashtgerd هشتگرد Country Province County Bakhsh Elevation Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
    Coordinates: 35°57′43″N 50°40′48″E / 35.96194°N 50.68000°E / 35.96194; 50.68000Coordinates: 35°57′43″N 50°40′48″E / 35.96194°N 50.68000°E / 35.96194; 50.68000
    1,175 m (3,855 ft)
    IRST (UTC+3:30)
    IRDT (UTC+4:30)

    Hashtgerd (Persian: هشتگرد‎; also known as Ashjird, Hashtjerd, and Hashtjird) is a city in and the capital of Savojbolagh County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 45,332, in 12,122 families.

    Hashtgerd is located 68 kilometres (42 mi) west of the city of Tehran. It is the capital of Savojbolagh County.

    Hashtgerd includes several nearby archeological mounds, known collectively as "Ozbaki". These sites, which have been actively excavated for several decades, include several mounds or "Tepes" including Doshan Tapeh. Ozbaki includes remains of ancient settlements dating back to the 7th millennium BC through 1400 BC. These settlements include those inhabited by "Grey earthenware" Aryans as well as the Medians.

    A park called the Statue Park has been built in a green area across a valley in Hashtgerd. In this park 12 busts of notable Iranians are to be seen which are made by different Iranian artists.

    Hashtgerd possesses among others an industrial city, the Hashtgerd International Studios, a hydroponic farming complex, a Center for Agricultural Research and Nuclear Medicine and the Iranian Garden Museum. Hashtgerd is the last stop on Line 5, a suburban commuter line of Tehran''s metro.

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