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Siadehan or Siaden (Tati: سیادن, Siyâden), also known as Takestan (Persian: تاكستانTâkestân),[2] is a city and capital of Takestan County, in Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2011 census its population was 120,907. Takestan has a railway station on the Teheran-Tabriz line. The name Takestan literally means "vineyard".


Takestan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 49°41′45″E / 36.06972°N 49.69583°E / 36.06972; 49.69583Coordinates: 36°04′11″N 49°41′45″E / 36.06972°N 49.69583°E / 36.06972; 49.69583
Country Iran
 (2016 Census)
 • Total80,299 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IDST)
Takestan at GEOnet Names Server
Village Siadeh (Takestan) by Eugène Flandin in 1840


Most of the population of Takestan belong to the Tat ethnic group and speak the Tati language. Takestan is the largest Tat-populated city in the world.[3][4][5][6]

Historical sitesEdit

  • Pir Mausoleum: The Pir mausoleum, alternatively known as Pir-e Takestan and Imamzadeh Pir, is a small, domed building dating from the Seljuq-era 11th century and has since been restored. Only little of the original ornamental decorations remains.


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  2. ^ Takestan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3086741" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ Stilo, Donald L. (2 January 2007). "The Tati language group in the sociolinguistic context of Northwestern Iran and Transcaucasia". Iranian Studies. 14 (3–4): 137–187. doi:10.1080/00210868108701585.
  4. ^ Yar-Shater, Ehsan (1969). A grammar of southern Tati dialects. Mouton.
  5. ^ Tats of Iran and Caucasus, Ali Abdoli, 2010.
  6. ^ "Takestani, a language of Iran". Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 19th Edition. SIL International Publications. Retrieved 28 March 2016.
  • Matheson, Sylvia A. (1972). Persia: An Archaeological Guide. London: Faber and Faber Limited. ISBN 0-571-09305-1