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Astara
Rayon
Road sign at the entrance to Astara Rayon
Map of Azerbaijan showing Astara Rayon
Coordinates: 38°30′N 48°40′E / 38.5°N 48.667°E / 38.5; 48.667Coordinates: 38°30′N 48°40′E / 38.5°N 48.667°E / 38.5; 48.667
Country Azerbaijan
Capital Astara
Area
 • Total 620 km2 (240 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 95,300
 • Density 153.7/km2 (398/sq mi)

Astara is a rayon in southeastern Azerbaijan. It was formed in 1930. There are 95,300 people.[1] Astarachay and Tangarud rivers are in the rayon. A part of the Hirkan National Park is in Astara rayon. Astara is a major source for Azerbaijan's fishing industry.

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