Mirjaveh

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For the administrative subdivision, see Mirjaveh County.
Mirjaveh
ميرجاوه
city
Mirjaveh is located in Iran
Mirjaveh
Mirjaveh
Coordinates: 29°00′53″N 61°27′00″E / 29.01472°N 61.45000°E / 29.01472; 61.45000Coordinates: 29°00′53″N 61°27′00″E / 29.01472°N 61.45000°E / 29.01472; 61.45000
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Mirjaveh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,590
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Mirjaveh (Persian: ميرجاوه‎, also Romanized as Mīrjāveh; also known as Mīrjāwa)[1] is a town and the capital of Mirjaveh County, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,590, in 2,350 families.[2]

Mirjaveh is the main road crossing point between Iran and Pakistan. The Pakistani border post is at Taftan.[3] Mirjaveh is also the point where the railway line from Pakistan crosses the border on the way from Quetta to Zahedan.

The road between Mirjaveh and Taftan in 1969

Transport[edit]

Since construction of this railway line in 1921, it has been isolated, with no through connection to any other Iranian Railway system. Around 2007, steps were taken to build a link from the rest of the Iranian Railway system via Bam to connect with the Pakistan Railway system. This link is now finished.

Break of gauge[edit]

As the gauges of the Iranian and Pakistan railways are different, being standard gauge and 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge respectively, a break-of-gauge station and transshipment hub (or transloading hub) were built at Zahedan and not at Mirjaveh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mirjaveh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3075135" 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. ^ Lonely Planet: Iran