Rasht is the capital of the province of Guilan in Iran, at the edge of the coastal plain, 30 km from the Caspian Sea. The winter is mild, and the summer is hot and humid.
The Sassanian province of Gilan were called Gilanshah, the name Rasht appearing after the Arab invasion in 682. In the Safavid era, Gilan remained independent until the region was conquered by Shah Abbas I
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