Babol County (Persian: شهرستان بابل) is a county in Mazandaran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Babol. At the 2012 census, the county's population was 495,472, in 149,363 families. The county is subdivided into Seven districts: the Central District, Bandpey-ye Gharbi District, Bandpey-ye Sharqi District, Lalehabad District, Gatab District, Babol Kenar District and Amirkola District. The county has seven cities: Babol, Amirkola, Galugah, Gatab, Khush Rudpey, Marzikola and Zargarmahalleh.
City of Citrus
Counties of Mazandaran Province
Location of Mazandaran Province in Iran
|Districts||Central District, Bandpey-ye Gharbi District, Bandpey-ye Sharqi District, Lalehabad District, Gatab District, Babol Kenar District, AmirKola District|
|• Governor||Rajab Molaie Raesi|
|• Total||1,578.10 km2 (609.31 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (810/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
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The name of Babol county was Barforush in the 19th century.
The most famous of Babol's historical buildings are Imamzadeh Ghasem (a holy shrine built at 15 AD), Ganjineh-ye-Babol, Mohammad Hassan Khan bridge, tower of the Royal Palace and the Jameh Mosque. Some notable families originating from Mazandaran, specifically Babol County are :
- Pahlavi Dynasty
- House of Karen
- House of Moradi (branch of the House of Suren)
- House of Sheren
- House of Batoul
The largest tribe from the Mazandaran region and Babol are the Balf.
- Management and Planning Organization of Mazandaran, 2006
- http://www.amar.org.ir/Portals/2/pdf/jamiat_shahrestan_keshvar.pdf%7C[permanent dead link] Iran Census2012
- This Data comes from the "Book of Babol" noting the notable land owners, and aristocrats of the area.
- اطلس گیتاشناسی استانهای ایران [Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran] (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran)
- Babol.tk [Babol.tk] ()
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