Konarak, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Konarak County.
Konarak
كنارك
city
Konarak is located in Iran
Konarak
Konarak
Coordinates: 25°21′37″N 60°23′58″E / 25.36028°N 60.39944°E / 25.36028; 60.39944Coordinates: 25°21′37″N 60°23′58″E / 25.36028°N 60.39944°E / 25.36028; 60.39944
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Konarak
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 28,685
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Konarak (Persian: كنارك‎, also Romanized as Konārak and Kenārak; also known as Kūmārak and Kunārak)[1] is a city in and the capital of Konarak County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 28,685, in 6,044 families.[2]

It is situated in the western coast of Chabahar Bay, on the Makran coast on the Gulf of Oman.[3] Konarak Airport is a military airbase, which also has civilian flights. The overwhelming majority of the city's inhabitants are ethnic Baloch who speak the Balochi language.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Konarak, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071936" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. ProStar Publications. 1 January 2007. p. 207. ISBN 978-1-57785-755-6.