Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater

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Not to be confused with the port city of Gwadar across the border in Pakistan
Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater
شهرك مسكوني گواتر
Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater is located in Iran
Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater
Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater
Coordinates: 25°09′51″N 61°29′50″E / 25.16417°N 61.49722°E / 25.16417; 61.49722Coordinates: 25°09′51″N 61°29′50″E / 25.16417°N 61.49722°E / 25.16417; 61.49722
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Chabahar
Bakhsh Dashtiari
Rural District Sand-e Mir Suiyan
Population (2006)
 • Total 437
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater (Persian: شهرك مسكوني گواتر‎, also Romanized as Shahrak Maskūnī-ye Gavāter; also known as Gavātar, Gavāter, Govātar, Gvātar, and Gwātar)[1] is a village in Sand-e Mir Suiyan Rural District, Dashtiari District, Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 437, in 85 families.[2] The village is located on Gwadar Bay, near the border with Pakistan.

Historical features[edit]

Gwatar was a Portuguese military base before it became a village. The old village of Gwatar was a trading base before it was devastated in a war between its Sardarzahi rulers, Sardar Jalalkhan and Sardar Mirsuban. After the war all of its population migrated to Jiwani in Pakistan.


  1. ^ Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3063764" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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