Milak, Sistan and Baluchestan

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Milak
ميلك
village
Milak is located in Iran
Milak
Milak
Coordinates: 30°58′12″N 61°48′33″E / 30.97000°N 61.80917°E / 30.97000; 61.80917Coordinates: 30°58′12″N 61°48′33″E / 30.97000°N 61.80917°E / 30.97000; 61.80917
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Hirmand
Bakhsh Central
Rural District Jahanabad
Elevation[1] 478 m (1,571 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,385
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Milak (Persian: ميلك‎, also Romanized as Mīlak)[2] is a village in Jahanabad Rural District, in the Central District of Hirmand County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 2,385, in 444 families.[3]

Milak is situated on the Afghanistan-Iran border, it is one of the major junctions that connects land-locked Afghanistan to international waters through Iran. After the collapse of Taliban in Afghanistan, Milak lost importance in the transit of goods to Afghanistan. In recent years Afghanistan, Iran and India have agreed to activate the Milak route by building a new international logistics hub in Chabahar, connected to Milak.

A border crossing to the Afghan town of Zaranj opened in 2004.[4]

There is also a project for a railway connection to Chabahar via Zahedan.

The Milak Bridge crosses the Helmand River.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IR/4/Milak2.html Location of Milak - Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ Milak can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3074997" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  4. ^ Iran Daily, February 24, 2005

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