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Full nameGorgan
Official nameGorgan
Native nameگرگان
Governor of GorganJaafar Gorzin
Total Area656 sq mi (1699 km2)
Elevation4429.1 ft (1350 m)
Total Population269226 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IDST (UTC+4:30)

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Gorgan ( , also Romanized as Gorgān and Gūrgān; Caspian: Vergen; formerly, Astarabad ( , also Romanized as Asterābād), is the capital of Golestan Province, Iran. It lies approximately 400 km (248.5 mi) to the north east of Tehran, some 30 km (18.6 mi) away from the Caspian Sea. At the 2006 census, its population was 269,226, in 73,702 families.

Some 150 km (93.2 mi) east of Gorgan is the Golestan National Park. The city has a regional airport and several universities. Gorgan Airport was opened in September 2005.

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