Pishin, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Pishin District (Iran).
Pishin
پيشين
city
Pishin is located in Iran
Pishin
Pishin
Coordinates: 26°04′46″N 61°45′14″E / 26.07944°N 61.75389°E / 26.07944; 61.75389Coordinates: 26°04′46″N 61°45′14″E / 26.07944°N 61.75389°E / 26.07944; 61.75389
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Sarbaz
Bakhsh Pishin
Elevation 219 m (719 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 10,477
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Pishin (Persian: پيشين‎, also Romanized as Pīshīn)[1] is a city in and the capital of Pishin District, in Sarbaz County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 10,477, in 1,832 families.[2]

Pishin has an altitude of 219 metres (721 feet).[3] It is near the Pakistani border, across which is the town of Mand to the east. The Iranian government has set up a customs post to develop border trade between Iran and Pakistan. The overwhelming majority of the city's inhabitants are ethnic Baloch who speak the Balochi language.

Dam[edit]

The largest dam in Sistan and Baluchistan province has been built south of Pishin to provide water for agriculture and human consumption in Pishin and Bahu districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pishin, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078410" 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. ^ Location of Pishin - Falling Rain Genomics