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For the administrative subdivisions, see Jask County and Jask Rural District. For the nearby village, see Jask-e Kohneh.
Jask is located in Iran
Coordinates: 25°38′38″N 57°46′28″E / 25.64389°N 57.77444°E / 25.64389; 57.77444Coordinates: 25°38′38″N 57°46′28″E / 25.64389°N 57.77444°E / 25.64389; 57.77444
Country  Iran
Province Hormozgan
County Jask
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 11,133
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Jask (Persian: جاسک‎‎, also Romanized as Jāsk; also Bandar-e Jask (Persian: بَندَرِ جاسک‎‎), also Romanized as Bandar-e Jāsk)[1] is a city in and the capital of Jask County, Hormozgan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 11,133, in 2,406 families.[2]

Jask is a port town, about 1,690 kilometres (1,050 mi) south of Tehran,[3] situated on the Gulf of Oman.[4] It serves as the capital of Jask County,[5] and is the site of a base of the Iranian Navy which opened on October 28, 2008.[6] The base's position provides the Iranian Navy with the capability to close the Strait of Hormuz in order to block the entry of an "enemy" into the Persian Gulf. Admiral Habibollah Sayyari remarked on the base's opening that Iran was "creating a new defense front in the region, thinking of a non-regional enemy."[7]

The port of Jask is also the proposed end of the Neka-Jask pipeline. The city has an airport.


  1. ^ Jask can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067830" 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. 
  3. ^ "Iran 'opens naval base' near Gulf". BBC News. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  4. ^ Samuel Barrett Miles; Robin Bidwell (1997). The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf. Garnet & Ithaca Press. p. 185. ISBN 1-873938-56-X. 
  5. ^ اطلس گیتاشناسی استان‌های ایران [Atlas Gitashenasi Ostanhai Iran] (Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran)
  6. ^ "Iran opens Gulf naval base". Al Jazeera. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  7. ^ "Iran 'opens naval base' near Gulf". BBC. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  • . الكوخردى ، محمد ، بن يوسف، (كُوخِرد حَاضِرَة اِسلامِيةَ عَلي ضِفافِ نَهر مِهران) الطبعة الثالثة ،دبى: سنة 199۷ للميلاد Mohammed Kookherdi (1997) Kookherd, an Islamic civil at Mehran river, third edition: Dubai
  • . کامله،القاسمی، بنت شیخ عبدالله، (تاریخ لنجة) مکتبة دبي للتوزیع، الامارات: الطبعة الثانية عام ۱۹۹۳ للمیلاد
  • . الوحیدی الخنجی، حسین بن علی بن احمد، «تاریخ لنجه» ، الطبعة الثانية دبی: دار الأمة للنشر والتوزیع، ۱۹۸۸ للمیلاد
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