Pishin, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Pishin District (Iran).
Pishin is located in Iran
Coordinates: 26°04′46″N 61°45′14″E / 26.07944°N 61.75389°E / 26.07944; 61.75389Coordinates: 26°04′46″N 61°45′14″E / 26.07944°N 61.75389°E / 26.07944; 61.75389
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Sarbaz
Bakhsh Pishin
Elevation 219 m (719 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 10,477
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Pishin (Persian: پيشين‎‎, also Romanized as Pīshīn)[1] is a city in and the capital of Pishin District, in Sarbaz County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 10,477, in 1,832 families.[2]

Pishin has an altitude of 219 metres (721 feet).[3] It is near the Pakistani border, across which is the town of Mand to the east. The Iranian government has set up a customs post to develop border trade between Iran and Pakistan. The overwhelming majority of the city's inhabitants are ethnic Baloch who speak the Balochi language.


The largest dam in Sistan and Baluchistan province has been built south of Pishin to provide water for agriculture and human consumption in Pishin and Bahu districts.


  1. ^ Pishin, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3078410" 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. ^ Location of Pishin - Falling Rain Genomics