Rasht is the center of Gilan province in the north of Iran and is located 25 km from Caspian Sea. Also, the largest and most populous city in northern Iran is among the three provinces of the Caspian Sea area. This city is the third most visited tourist city in Iran. Also it is the only Iranian city which designated as UNESCO creative city of gastronomy.
Today Rasht is considered one of the main agricultural and tourism hubs in the country. Rasht is the largest Iranian producer of rice, a major producer of steel, the country’s largest producer of anti-cancer drugs, and one of the most important cities in Iran. Textile industry, chemical industry, as well as Rasht crafts are very famous.