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Nazarabad

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Nazar Abad is one of the 6 main cities of Alborz (province)

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Nazarabad has 9,000 years history. It is home of the famous Uzbeki Historical Hill, where the oldest brick in the world was discovered. The native people of Nazarabad are nomads and speak Savojbolaghi Turkish. Their alliance with the Qajar family during Agha Mohammad Khan's era (late 18th century) is one of the main reasons that he choose Tehran as his capital. Nomadic life can still be seen around Goldarreh village where the people live in black tents. However, most of people of Nazarabad today are transplants from different parts of Iran.

Nazarabad is also the home town of Dr. Mosaddegh, the famous Prime Minister of Iran during 1950s whose efforts led to the nationalization of Iranian oil. This democratically elected leader was overthrown in a coup d'etat on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name "Operation Boot") and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project). Mosaddegh was sent back to his old house in Nazarabad, where he died some years later.

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  • Uzbeki historical hill is home to 9000 years old civilization.
  • Dr.Mosaddegh's house and grave in Ahmadabad district.
  • Imamzadeh Ibrahim located close to Karimabad village. It has safavid era architecture. Around it you can see several old trees and a 19th century graveyard.
  • Imamzadeh Abolhasan located close to Meskinabad village. It has a distinct architecture.
  • Imamzadeh Cheheldokhtar from 14th century.
  • Goldarreh village is the sole nomadic village of western Karaj. The nomadic tribes live in black tents and have many camels.

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