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Karaj (Persian: کرج‎‎ pronounced [kæˈɾædʒ]) is the capital of Alborz Province, Iran. Hosting a population around 1.96 million, as recorded in the 2011 census, it is the fourth-largest city in Iran, after Tehran, Mashhad, and Isfahan. The earliest records of Karaj date back to 30th century BC. The city was developed under the rule of the Safavid and Qajar dynasties, and is home to historical buildings and memorials from those eras. Until the second half of the 20th century, it used to be known mainly as a summer resort. Today, it is a major industrial city, with factories producing sugar, textiles, wire, and alcohol.


A place in Iran, Karaj is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Tour packages of Karaj are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Karaj*

  • Pollution Statistics in Karaj

    Know the pollution level of Karaj before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 84.38 (Very High)
    • Water Pollution 68.75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 68.75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 70.83 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 68.75 (High)
  • Karaj: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Karaj for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Karaj.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 69.44 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 77.78 (High)
    • Attacks 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 69.44 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80.56 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 36.11 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Living in Karaj - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 68.78 (High)
    • Pollution Index 84.12 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 48.33 (High)
    • Health Care Index 25.23 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.46 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Karaj

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Karaj

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 1.88 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 123.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.07 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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