Ashuradeh

Ashuradeh

Ashūradeh (Persian: آشوراده), or Ashur Ada (Ашур-Ада), is the only island of the Iranian coast of the Caspian Sea. Ashuradeh's surface is 800 hectares. It is located on the eastern end of the Miankaleh peninsula in the Golestan province of Iran.

The island can be reached via Bandar Torkaman. Over 40% of Iran's caviar is produced near Ashūradeh Island

History

Ashuradeh was formerly inhabited by 300 families, but the village is now deserted. This island was occupied by Russian forces in 1837 despite protests from Persia. Following the occupation, the Russian Army maintained a military post on the island for a few decades.

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