Gilan province is one of the most beautiful and green province of Gilan, located in the north of Iran, stretched along the coast the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The capital of this province is Rasht
Gilan has a humid temperate climate with plenty of annual rainfall. The city Rasht which is the center of the province is known internationally as the “City of Silver Rains” and within Iran as the “City of Rain”. The Alborz range provides further diversity to the land in addition to the Caspian coasts. The coastline is cooler and attracts a huge numbers of domestic and foreign tourists
Despite of the abundant humidity, Gilan is known for its moderate, mild and Mediterranean-like climate. Large parts of the province are mountainous, green and forested. The coastal plain along the Caspian Sea is similar to that of Mazandaran province, mainly used for rice paddies
In the province, most of people are farmers. A moderate climate, abundance of water and fertile land has turned this province into an ideal place for agriculture. Rice is the major producer of this province. Other produce of Gilan are tea, tobacco, olives, grains, peanuts, citrus fruits and hazelnuts. Other major activities of this region are animal husbandry and fishing. The caviar of the Caspian Sea is considered to be the most desirable caviar in the world, and enjoys particular fame in the international markets
The most beautiful vicinities of Iran are found in northern Iran, and especially in Gilan Province. Coverage of green forests, diverse sources of water, local architecture, and cultural specifications are eye-catching; forming a basis for the development of tourism. The most famous villages in Gilan province is Masouleh, a traditional and historical village with very kind and artistic people and spectacular sceneries.
Major handicrafts of this province are basket work, wood work, pottery, kilim and carpet weaving, and silk production.