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Full nameKaraj
Official nameKaraj
Native nameكرج
Settlement typeCity
Elevation4304.5 ft (1312 m)
Total Population1377450 (2006)
Population Rank in Iran5th
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
Area code0261

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Karaj ( , -fakæˈɾædʒpron) is capital of Alborz province; It is situated 20 km west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains.

Karaj had a population of 1,377,450 in the 2006 census, making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz.

(see also List of Iranian cities by population) However, the city is increasingly becoming an extension of metropolitan Tehran.

Karaj is mostly famous because of its academic and educational complexes along with tourist attractions.

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