Larestan County

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Larestan County
شهرستان لارستان
Country  Iran
Province Fars
Capital Lar
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Beyram District, Evaz District, Banaruiyeh District, Sahray Bagh District, Juyom District
Population (2006)
 • Total 55,235
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 Larestan & Lamerd consists of several counties in Fars province (Lar, Khonj, Gerash County, Lamerd) and Bastak County in Hormozgan.

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

Under medieval age, Laristan 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.[4] Larestan was nearly always an obscure region, never becoming involved in the politics and conflicts of mainstream Persia.[4]

At the 2006 census, Larestan county's population was 223,235 people.[8]

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