Mashhad County

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Mashhad County
شهرستان مشهد
County
Razavi Khorasan counties
Razavi Khorasan counties
Location of Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran
Location of Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran
Coordinates: 36°17′N 59°40′E / 36.283°N 59.667°E / 36.283; 59.667Coordinates: 36°17′N 59°40′E / 36.283°N 59.667°E / 36.283; 59.667
Country  Iran
Province Razavi Khorasan Province
Capital Mashhad
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Ahmadabad District, Razaviyeh District
Population (2011)excluding portions later split from the county
 • Total 3,069,941
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Mashhad County at GEOnet Names Server

Mashhad County (Persian: شهرستان مشهد‎‎) is a county (shahrestān) in Razavi Khorasan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Mashhad. At the 2011 census, the population was 3,069,941.[1] At the 2006 census, its population (including parts of the county later split from it to form Torqabeh e Shandiz County) was 2,848,637, in 746,652 families; excluding those portions, the population was 2,798,298 in 732,996 families.[2] Mashhad County is the most populous county in Razavi Khorasan Province and the second most populus in the country behind Tehran County.

Districts[edit]

The county is divided in three districts (bakhsh), with their capitals:

The districts are further divided in smaller units, like cities or towns (shahr) and rural units (dehestān).

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