Larestan County

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Larestan County
Country  Iran
Province Fars
Capital Lar
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Beyram District, Evaz District, Banaruiyeh District, Sahray Bagh District, Juyom District
 • Total 56,879
 • Density 4,800/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Larestan County (Persian: شهرستان لارستان‎‎) is a county in Fars Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Lar.[1] The county has eight cities: Lar, Evaz, Beyram, Banaruiyeh, Fishvar, Juyom, Khur, and Latifi. The county is subdivided into six districts: the Central District, Beyram, Evaz District, Banaruiyeh, Sahray Bagh, and Juyom.

The historical region of Gerash & Lamerd consists of several counties in Fars province (Lar, Khonj, Gerash County, Lamerd) and Bastak County in Hormozgan.

Achomi people speak the Achomi/ Ajami language.[2][3] Achomee people are of Persian descent,[4] the majority of Achomee people are Sunnis.[5][6][7][8] Larestani people call themselves "Khodmooni".

Under medieval age, Lar & (Gerash) was ruled by the local dynasty of Miladi, until it was removed by a Safavid invasion in 1610. In the thirteenth century, Larestan briefly became a center of trade and commerce in southern Persia.[9] Gerash was nearly always an obscure region, never becoming involved in the politics and conflicts of mainstream Persia.[5]

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  1. ^ Gitashenasi Province Atlas of Iran
    اطلس گیتاشناسی استان‌های ایران
  2. ^ A Contrastive Analysis of Inflectional Markings of English and Achomee Dialect Verbs: Morphosyntactic Properties vs. Phonological Clitics (PDF). p. 795. 
  3. ^ The History of Ancient Iran, Part 3, Volume 7. Richard Nelson Frye. pp. 27–29. 
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference Achomi was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ a b "Larestani,Achomee in Iran". 
  6. ^ "Achomee people of Iran". The Lari people are basically of Jewsh origin and not the same as other towns & villages in the region who are Aryan Persian & of Zorostian background. Most Achomee people are predominantly Sunni Muslims. 
  7. ^ "Larestani People". 
  8. ^ Islamic Desk Reference. E. J. Van Donzel. p. 225. 
  9. ^ Cite error: The named reference Gerashi was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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Coordinates: 27°41′N 54°20′E / 27.683°N 54.333°E / 27.683; 54.333