Climate : Temperate
OldName : Din tir=mamitra-mamtir-barforosh
Babol (Persian: بابل, About this sound pronunciation (help·info), also Romanized as Bābol; formerly known as Bārforush) is the capital of Babol County, Mazandaran Province, Iran. Babol is divided into two metropolitan area (Under Iranian law). At the 2012 census, its population was 219,467, in 66,944 families.
Babol is located in the in the north of Iran, between the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains and southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Babol is and north-east of Tehran and one of the most important cities in the north of Iran. It is the region's chief centre. Babol is a new name for the site of the ancient city of Mamatir, that then was named as Barforush. The city receives abundant rainfall. It is famous for its orange farms, for which it is dubbed "the city of orange blossoms".
Geography and climate:
The city is located approximately 20 kilometers south of Caspian Sea on the west bank of BabolRud River and receives abundant annual rainfall. Babol borders Babolsar and Fereydunkenar to the north, Simorgh to the northeast, Qaem Shahr and savad kooh shomali to the east, Savad Kooh to the southeast, Firuzkuhto the South and Amol to the west. Babol Universities is famous for its spectacular scenery.