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Karaj, Iran.
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Karaj, Iran.

City in Iran with 1 million inhabitants (2005 estimate), situated 20 km west of Teheran, at the foot of Alborz mountains. It lies in the Teheran Province.
The economic base for Karaj is its proximity to Teheran, where transportation of products between the capital and the Caspian Sea is central. Chemicals, fertilizers and processed agricultural goods are produced here.
It is connected by road and rail to Teheran 50 km east and Qazvin 100 km northwest.




By Tore Kjeilen