Welcome to Nowshahr, a serene city located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea in Iran. This port city is the capital of Nowshahr County in the Mazandaran Province and is also known as Bandar-e Noshahr or Dehno. The largest ethnic group in Nowshahr is the Mazandarani people who primarily speak the Kojuri dialect of the Mazanderani language, but are also fluent in Persian, the official language of Iran.
Nowshahr has a humid subtropical climate with warm, humid summers and cool, damp winters (Köppen: Cfa, Trewartha: Cf). The city’s natural environment of mountains and the Caspian Sea attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors yearly, making it a popular domestic tourist destination in Iran. Its transport links with other cities of Northern Iran make it easily accessible from other parts of the country.
Nowshahr has a rich history and is part of the Kojur area, which in turn is part of Ruyan, a land in the west of Mazandaran Province that includes Kojur, Kalārestāq, and Tonekabon. The city of Kojur was the center of the land of the Ruyans, which has always been part of Tabaristan, now called Mazandaran Province. The Ruyan was also called the Rostamdār, Ostandār, and Rostamdele.
Noshahr Airport, previously an army airbase and currently a civilian-only airport, is located on the western part of the city. The city is also home to Imam Khomeini University for Naval Sciences, some branches and campuses of Azad University of Noshahr and Chaloos, and Royan Institute of Higher Education. The Dual-use port of Noshahr was built by a Dutch contracting firm in the late 1920s and is one of the most active ports of Iran in the Caspian Sea. The city of Chaloos and its associated towns and villages were part of the Noshahr township before 1996 when they formed the new township of Chaloos by legislation from the national parliament.
The city has been slow to industrialize due to environmental considerations and having an already vibrant economy based on tourism, ship transport, and agriculture. Nevertheless, there are local food processing, timber treatment, and steel industries. Recently, a trailer assembly plant has opened in cooperation with the MAZ of Belarus.
Nowshahr offers many opportunities for sports and leisure. The city was home to Shamoushak, which competed in the Persian Gulf Pro League from 2003 to 2006. It also has produced many notable individuals, including Pooran Farrokhzad, a poet, Mohammad Rouyanian, a member of IRGC, Mohsen Ashouri, a football player, Parviz Shiva, a businessman, Reza Sheykholeslam, a politician, Kianoush Rahmati, a football player, Rahman Ahmadi, a football player, Hassan Rangraz, a wrestler, Bahman Tahmasebi, a football player, Esmaeil Bale, a football player, and Meysam Hosseini, a football player.
Come experience the natural beauty, rich history, and warm hospitality of Nowshahr, Iran. We guarantee it will be an unforgettable journey!