Dashti County

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Dashti County
شهرستان دشتی
County
Dashti County in Map of Bushehr Province.
Dashti County in Map of Bushehr Province.
Coordinates: 28°29′N 51°33′E / 28.483°N 51.550°E / 28.483; 51.550Coordinates: 28°29′N 51°33′E / 28.483°N 51.550°E / 28.483; 51.550
Country  Iran
Province Bushehr Province
Capital Khormuj
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Kaki District, Shonbeh and Tasuj District
Population (2006)
 • Total 71,285
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Dashti County (Persian: شهرستان دشتی‎‎) is one of the nine counties (shahrestans) in Bushehr Province, Iran. It has an area of 5,008 km². At the 2006 census, the county's population was 71,285, in 15,465 families.[1] The population is Muslim and they speak various forms of Persian languages including Farsi and the local Dashti. The capital of the county is Khormuj. The county is subdivided into three districts: the Central District, Kaki District, and Shonbeh and Tasuj District. The county has three cities: Kaki, Khormuj, and Shonbeh.

Dashti County is bounded by the Persian Gulf to the west, Tangestan County to the north and west, Dashtestan County to the northeast, Dayyer County and Kangan County and to the south, Jam County to the southeast, and Firuzabad County to the east. Its central geographic coordinates are: Longitude: 51 10 - 52 10 N, Latitude: 28 10 – 28 45 E

Dashti County has a 25 km coastline along the Persian Gulf, with a climate that is mostly arid or semiarid. The highest point in the county is Mount Beyrami at 1,950 m. Petroleum, natural gas, lime, and stone from quarries are extracted in the county. Wheat, tomatoes, corn, and other grains are grown. There is a local honey industry.

Tourist attractions[edit]

  • Khormooj fortress
  • Dokhtar fortress, located in Lavar-e saheli village
  • Darab khan fortress, located in Shonbeh village
  • Bahman dan fortress, located in Kaki city
  • Mond temple
  • Shirine building
  • Mond River
  • Mount Beyremi
  • Mir Aram tomb
  • Seyyed Mohammad Amin tomb, located in Kaki city
  • Pir hashem tomb, located in Jabri village
  • Shahzade Mohammad tomb, located in Sheikhyan village
  • Dike Dojhtar, located in the Kaki city
  • Baghan village
  • Laver-e sharqi village

2013 Dashti County earthquake[edit]

A strong earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck the town of Shonbeh and villages of Shonbeh and Tasuj District in Dashti County on 9 April 2013, killing at least thirty-seven people. [2]

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