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For the administrative subdivision, see Mirjaveh County.
Mirjaveh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 29°00′53″N 61°27′00″E / 29.01472°N 61.45000°E / 29.01472; 61.45000Coordinates: 29°00′53″N 61°27′00″E / 29.01472°N 61.45000°E / 29.01472; 61.45000
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Mirjaveh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,590
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Mirjaveh (Persian: ميرجاوه‎‎, also Romanized as Mīrjāveh; also known as Mīrjāwa)[1] is a town and the capital of Mirjaveh County, in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,590, in 2,350 families.[2]

Mirjaveh is the main road crossing point between Iran and Pakistan. The Pakistani border post is at Taftan.[3] Mirjaveh is also the point where the railway line from Pakistan crosses the border on the way from Quetta to Zahedan.

The road between Mirjaveh and Taftan in 1969


Since construction of this railway line in 1921, it has been isolated, with no through connection to any other Iranian Railway system. Around 2007, steps were taken to build a link from the rest of the Iranian Railway system via Bam to connect with the Pakistan Railway system. This link is now finished.

Break of gauge[edit]

As the gauges of the Iranian and Pakistan railways are different, being standard gauge and 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge respectively, a break-of-gauge station and transshipment hub (or transloading hub) were built at Zahedan and not at Mirjaveh station.


  1. ^ Mirjaveh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3075135" 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. ^ Lonely Planet: Iran