Qaem Shahr

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Qaem Shahr pronunciation  (Persian: قائم‌شهر, also Romanized as Qā’em Shahr; formerly known as Shāhi (Persian: شاهی)[2] is a city and capital of Qaem Shahr County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. At the 2016 census, its population was 247,953.[3] Originally known as Aliyabad, the name Ŝâhi (Shahi) was used until the Iranian Revolution in 1979 when the city acquired its current name.

Qaem Shahr
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Qaem Shahr is located in Iran
Qaem Shahr
Qaem Shahr
Coordinates: 36°27′47″N 52°51′36″E / 36.46306°N 52.86000°E / 36.46306; 52.86000Coordinates: 36°27′47″N 52°51′36″E / 36.46306°N 52.86000°E / 36.46306; 52.86000
Country Iran
CountyQaem Shahr
 • City45 km2 (17 sq mi)
 (2016 Census)
 • Urban
247,953 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

The city is situated 237 kilometres (147 mi) north-east of Tehran; 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Babol; and 23 kilometres (14 mi) south west of Sari which is the capital of Mazandaran province.

In 1951, Qa'em Shahr's population was around 18,000, growing to 123,684 in 1991. The city is where the North Iranian railway quits the fertile plains of Mazandaran to cross the highest mountain range of the Middle East, the Alborz.

Reza Shah , Qaemshahr railway
Sheykh tabarsi tomb in qaemshahr

Notable peopleEdit

Important placesEdit

  • Islamic Azad University of Qaemshahr
  • Telar jungle park


Ghaemshahr is one of the sports poles in Iran. World and Olympic champion weightlifter Behdad Salimi hails from Qaem Shahr.


  1. ^ "Statistical Center of Iran > Home".
  2. ^ Qaem Shahr can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078746" 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.