Climate : Temperate
OldName : Tosan siah
Sari county (Persian: شهرستان ساری) is the capital of Mazandaran Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Sari. At the 2006 census, the county's population (including portions later split off to form Miandorud County) was 490,830, in 132,919 families; excluding those portions, the population was 436,968, in 118,695 families. The county is subdivided into four districts: the Central District, Kolijan Rostaq District, Dodangeh District, ...see more and Chahardangeh District. The county has three cities: Sari, Kiasar, and Farim.
The economy of Sari is based on food production such as milled rice, dairy products, canned meat and cookies. Sari is a major citrus fruits especially orange, tangerine and lemon producer. Oil seeds such as soybean and rape being cultivated in vast lands around villages for producing of vegetable ghee and cooking oil. During the 1950s and 1970s the large factory of MM company was the city's largest industrial complex and was one of the country's biggest vegetable oil producer. After 1979 revolution, the company was nationalized but went bankrupt and closed later on. Other sources of economy include, but not limited to, paper, wood, fabrics and construction material. Mazandaran Wood and Paper Industries, the biggest factory of its kind in the middle east, is situated in a 2000 acre ground on Semnan Road. Mazpaper is presently producing more than 20% of country's paper requirements and is a major economical entity not only for the city but also for the province. The MWPI's major subsidiary is the NEKA CHOUB Co., that is manufacturing plywood and chipboard. Among smaller setups is Alipour Lighting manufacturing company (Techno Light), the first in designs & producing handmade chandelier in North of Iran since 1970, that is also engaged in export and import of decorative lighting. The company's main office is on Amir Mazandarani Ave.