Negur

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For the administrative subdivision, see Negur Rural District. For the village in Kerman Province, see Negur, Kerman.
Negur
نگور
city
Negur is located in Iran
Negur
Negur
Coordinates: 25°23′20″N 61°08′18″E / 25.38889°N 61.13833°E / 25.38889; 61.13833Coordinates: 25°23′20″N 61°08′18″E / 25.38889°N 61.13833°E / 25.38889; 61.13833
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Chah Bahar
Bakhsh Dashtiari
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,759
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Negur (Persian: نگور‎, also Romanized as Negūr, Nigor, Nīgvār, and Nī Kor)[1] is a city in and capital of Dashtiari District, in Chah Bahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,759, in 647 families.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Negur is a Baluchi word meaning "foothill" and is the name of many other locations in the Pakistani and Iranian parts of Baluchistan.

Population[edit]

The original inhabitants of Negur were from the Baluchi tribe of Shaikhzadah, who according to inscriptions on gravestones lived there before the invasion of the Mongolians. The existence of considerable underground water resources seems to have been the main reason for settling in Negur.

In 1969, after Negur became an independent municipality, many people including government staff migrated to the town from other parts of the country. In recent years severe drought accelerated the immigration of people from other parts of Dashtyari district, posing a serious threat to water resources. Today's population of Negur is about 8,000, mainly immigrants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Negur can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3076791" 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. 

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