Aliabad-e Katul

Aliabad-e Katul (Persian: علی‌آباد كتول‎, also Romanized as ‘Alīābād-e Katūl, Aliabad-e Katool, and Aliâbâd Katool; also known simply as Aliabad (Persian: علی‌آباد‎, also Romanized as ‘Alīābād)[2] is a city and capital of Aliabad County, in Golestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 46,183, in 11,676 families.[3]

Aliabad-e Katul
علی‌آباد کتول
Aliabad-e Katul
Aliabad-e Katul
Aliabad-e Katul is located in Iran
Aliabad-e Katul
Aliabad-e Katul
Coordinates: 36°54′30″N 54°52′08″E / 36.90833°N 54.86889°E / 36.90833; 54.86889Coordinates: 36°54′30″N 54°52′08″E / 36.90833°N 54.86889°E / 36.90833; 54.86889
 (2016 Census)
 • Total52,838 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IDST)
Aliabad-e Katul at GEOnet Names Server

The city is sited on a hillside of the Alborz Mountains between Gorgan and Azad Shahr. The Kaboud-val waterfall is near the city. Nearby are the villages of Kholin Darreh, Chinou, Alestan, and Mayan.

The people of Aliabad speak a dialect of Mazanderani language called Katoli.[4]


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  2. ^ Aliabad-e Katul can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3052543" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ Borjian, Habib (2004). "Māzandarān: Language and People". Iran & the Caucasus. Brill. 8 (2): 295. doi:10.1163/1573384043076045. JSTOR 4030997.