Masouleh Village


MasoulehMasouleh is a historical village in Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 554 in 180 families. Historical names for the city include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century AD. The
village is approximately 60 km southwest of Rasht and 32 km west of Fuman. The village is 1,050 meters above sea level in the Alborz mountain range near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The village itself has a difference in
elevation of 100 meters. The first village of Masouleh is approximately
established around 1006 AD 6 km northwest of the current city and it is called Old-Masouleh . People moved from Old Masouleh to the current city because of pestilence and neighbor attacks. Some of old families do have a written
ancestral tree as old as one hundred years. Masouheh-Rood-Khan is the river
passing through the city with a water fall 200m away from the village. Many other springs are found around Masouleh. Masouleh is also surrounded by
forest from valley to mountain. Fog is the predominate weather feature of
Masouleh. Although it has been written that the community was established around 10 AD the province of Gilan has a long history.


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