Saravan, Iran

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For the administrative subdivision, see Saravan County. For the village in Gilan Province, see Saravan, Gilan.
سراوان (Sarāwān)
Saravan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 27°22′15″N 62°20′03″E / 27.37083°N 62.33417°E / 27.37083; 62.33417Coordinates: 27°22′15″N 62°20′03″E / 27.37083°N 62.33417°E / 27.37083; 62.33417
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Saravan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 58,652
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Saravan (Balochi and Persian: سراوان‎‎, also Romanized as Sarāvān; formerly, Shastoon)[1] is a city in and the capital of Saravan County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 58,652, in 10,078 families.[2]

Saravan lies in the Iranian Balochistan, close to the international border of Pakistan. The inhabitants of the city are Balochi and speak the Balochi language.

It is the center of Saravan County. The city lies in a long valley in the south of Masheked and north of Makran.


In winter of 2013 a major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 Richter occurred near the city of Saravan.[3]

Attacks on public figures[edit]

Saravan is the location of many attacks, presumably by Baloch insurgents.

  • Justice Judge Ebrahim Karimi was assassinated[4][5]
  • Rare suicide bombing kills four[6]
  • October 26, 2013: About 20 Iranian border guards are killed in an attack by bandits near Pakistan border.[7]