Karaj

Karaj

Karaj (Persian: کرج, .mw-parser-output .IPA-label-small{font-size:85%}.mw-parser-output .references .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .infobox .IPA-label-small,.mw-parser-output .navbox .IPA-label-small{font-size:100%}pronounced [kæˈɾædʒ] ⓘ) is the fourth-largest city in Iran and is near the country's capital, Tehran. It is the capital of Alborz province, and is in the Central District of Karaj County.[4] Although the county hosts a population around 1.97 million, as recorded in the 2016 census,[3] most of the 1,419 km2 (548 sq mi) county is rugged mountain. The urban area is the fourth-largest in Iran, after Tehran, Mashhad, and Isfahan.[5] Eshtehard County[6] and Fardis County[7] were split off from Karaj County since the previous census.