Rudbar (Persian: Rudbār) is a city and capital of Rudbar County, Gilan Province, Iran. Rudbar is 268 kilometres (167 mi) from Tehran and with a variable climate. It is located on the fringes of a valley through which the Sefid River (Rud-e Safid) flows. Rudbar can be considered as a gateway to the Gīlān Province from central Iran.
Its name (meaning “by the river” in Persian) is a reference to the river named Sepid Rood (Sepid Roud) that passes by the city. Rudbar is also called “Roodbar Zeitoun (olive)” for the olive gardens in the area.Rudbar’s local economy notably includes olives and olive-based products.