Bandar Anzali

Bandar Anzali, known as Bandar-e Pahlavi before the Iranian Revolution, is a principal port and resort on the Caspian Sea in northern Iran. Founded in the early 19th century, it was the first port on the southern shores of the Caspian Sea which was modernized during World War II.
The city is divided into two parts by Anzali Lagoon, which is one of the main natural attractions of the city. Most of the port facilities are on the eastern side of the channel, including a wharf, oil depot, and fishery station.
The city is one of the major centers of Caviar production in Iran.

Area: 315 Km2
Population: 144,664
Province: Gilan
Ethnicities: Gilak, (mixed with Russians, Armenians, Caucasians, and Turkmens)
Language: Gileki (Maternal language), Persian (National language)
Tourist attractions:
– Anzali Lagoon
– Caspian coastline
– Aquariums
– Gomrok (Custom) Edifice Complex
– Mian Poshteh Palace
– Qazian Bridge and Mian Poshteh Bridge
– Seyed Sharaf Shah Tomb
– Rezvan Shahr
– Mian Poshteh Palace Museum (Navy Exhibition)
– Polish War Cemetery