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    شهرستان طالقان

    (Wikipedia) - Taleqan County Taleqan شهرستان طالقان Country Province Capital Bakhsh (Districts) Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST) Area code(s) Main language(s)
    Coordinates: 35°29′N 50°35′E / 35.48°N 50.58°E / 35.48; 50.58Coordinates: 35°29′N 50°35′E / 35.48°N 50.58°E / 35.48; 50.58
    Central District
    IRST (UTC+03:30)
    IRDT (UTC+04:30)
    Persian, Tati

    Taleqan County (Persian: شهرستان طالقان‎) is a county in Alborz Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Taleqan. At the 2006 census, the county''s population was 25,781, in 7,574 families. The county has one district: the Central District. The county has one city: Taleqan.

    The area is famous for its mild, sunny summers and cold winters. Nasser al-Din Shah Qajar is quoted as saying of Taleqan weather: Har che dar Tehran harf ast, dar inja barf ast (As much as there is politics in Tehran, there is snow here).


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    Several famous people came from Taleqan; such as: the well-known Iranian revolutionary clergy Ayatolah Seyed Mahmoud Taleghani, Darvish Khan (famous musician), Abdolmajid Taleqani brought Shikasta Nastaʿlīq to the peak of perfection, Dr. Mostafa Ronaghi, Dr. Heshmat Taleqani, Jalal Al-e-Ahmad, contemporary calligrapher Gholam Hossein Amirkhani, and author Mohammad Davoudi. In recent years, the construction of Taleqan dam and installation of its hydroelectric project on Shahrood (River) (a right-hand tributary of the Sefīd-Rūd) has added new dimensions to the region''s touristic attractions and infrastructure development.


    Some folk etymology says that the name Taleqan means "separators" in Persian, but Dehkhoda says that: Taleqan root is Talcan from talc because of existence of talc mine there. تالکان ٍTalc in English is a loan word from Arabic talq, from Pers. talk "talc.". Talc

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