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Qazvin

Administration
Full nameQazvin
Official nameQazvin
Native nameقزوین
CountryIran
ProvinceQazvin
CountyQazvin
BakhshCentral
Geography
Elevation5905.5 ft (1800 m)
Demography
Total Population349821 (2006)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IDST (UTC+4:30)

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Qazvin (-enkæzˈviːn, , -faɢæzˈviːnIPA, also spelled as Qazwin or Ghazvin) is the largest city and capital of the Province of Qazvin in Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 349,821, in 96,420 families.

Located some 165 km northwest of Tehran, in the Qazvin Province, it is at an altitude of about 1800 meters above sea level. The climate is cold but dry, due to its position south of the rugged Alborz range.


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