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    (Wikipedia) - Lavasan For the nearby village with this name, see Lavasan-e Bozorg. Lavasan لواسان Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
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    Lavasan
    Coordinates: 35°49′23″N 51°37′27″E / 35.82306°N 51.62417°E / 35.82306; 51.62417Coordinates: 35°49′23″N 51°37′27″E / 35.82306°N 51.62417°E / 35.82306; 51.62417
     Iran
    Tehran
    Shemiranat
    Lavasanat
    28,558
    IRST (UTC+3:30)
    IRDT (UTC+4:30)

    Lavasan ( Persian: لواسان‎ Lavāsān ) is a city in Shemiranat County, Tehran Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 28,558, in 7,645 families. Lavasan is the capital of Lavasanat District. The Lavasanat District has one city and two rural districts. The Jajrood River flows through Lavasan. It is home to many upper-class and wealthy families. Some Iranians call it the Beverly Hills or Switzerland of Tehran. A majority of the residence are from upper class background and the area is considered as one of the affluent neighbourhoods in tehran.

    Lavasan has an area of 13.7 square kilometres.

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    Etymology

    The name of Lavasan is a Middle Persian (Pahlavi) word which means "The Mount Blade of Sunrise" or "Mountaintop of Sunrise". It refers to Mount Damavand that is located in the middle Alborz Range in the east of Lavasanat District.

    Residences

    Residences range from relatively modest ranch-style houses, to large mansions. In general, the higher up the mountain, the smaller the building lots, and more modest the houses.

    Notable residents

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