Chabahar County

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Chabahar County
شهرستان چابهار
County
Coordinates: 25°33′N 60°41′E / 25.550°N 60.683°E / 25.550; 60.683Coordinates: 25°33′N 60°41′E / 25.550°N 60.683°E / 25.550; 60.683
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
Capital Chabahar
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Dashtiari District, Polan District
Population (2006)
 • Total 199,766
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Chabahar County (Persian: شهرستان چابهار‎; formerly Chah Bahar County (Persian: شهرستان چاه بهار‎) is a county in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. The capital of the county is Chabahar. At the 2006 census, the county's population (including portions subsequently detached from the county to form Qasr-e Qand County) was 214,017, in 41,532 families; excluding those portions, the population (as of 2006) was 199,766, in 38,468 families.[1] The county is subdivided into three districts: the Central District, Dashtiari District, and Polan District. The county has two cities: Chabahar and Negur.

Population[edit]

As of 2008, more than half of the population are living in rural areas; the urban population is 77,128, of which a majority reside in Chabahar city.[2] The aboriginal residents in the city of Chabahar are the Baluchis. In recent years, many people have immigrated to Chabahar from other parts of Iran to find a better life. Immigration changed Chabahar's face dramatically. Today's Chabahar is a mix of different ethnicities including Baluchs, Turks, Sistanis or Zabolis and other Persians.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  2. ^ Sistan and Baluchistan annual population statistics 2008:http://www.sb-ostan.ir/DesktopModules/OrgAmar/OrgAmar_813_64.pdf