Sirik, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Sirik Rural District. For the nearby village with a similar name, see Sirik-e Kohneh (village).
Sirik
سيريك
city
Sirik is located in Iran
Sirik
Sirik
Coordinates: 26°30′20″N 57°07′19″E / 26.50556°N 57.12194°E / 26.50556; 57.12194Coordinates: 26°30′20″N 57°07′19″E / 26.50556°N 57.12194°E / 26.50556; 57.12194
Country  Iran
Province Hormozgan
County Minab
Bakhsh Byaban
Population (2006)
 • Total 3,640
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Sirik (Persian: سيريك‎, also Romanized as Sīrīk; also Sirik-e Kohneh (Persian: سيريك کهنه‎), also Romanized as Sīrīk-e Kohneh)[1] is a city in and the capital of Byaban District, in Minab County, Hormozgan Province, Iran. It overlooks the Strait of Hormuz and contains a small harbour to the northwest of the main settlement. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,640, in 640 families.[2] The Minab River empties into the sea near Sirik, and a mangrove estuary is located here.[3][4] To the northwest along the coast to Bandar-e-Abbas, there are thousands of hidden caves and valleys dotted around the horn of the Strait of Hormuz.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sirik, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3085885" 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. ^ Bird, Eric (8 April 2010). Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms. Springer. p. 1052. ISBN 978-1-4020-8638-0. 
  4. ^ Alongi, Daniel M. (18 January 2009). The Energetics of Mangrove Forests. Springer. p. 199. ISBN 978-1-4020-4271-3. 
  5. ^ Pendleton, Don (1 July 2008). Defense Breach. Gold Eagle. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-4268-1952-0.