Iranshahr (city)

ایرانشهر (شهر)

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Updated: Monday 13th October 2014

Iranshahr (city) Definition

(Wikipedia) - Iranshahr (city) For the city in Kerman Province formerly with this name, see Fahraj. Iranshahr ايرانشهر Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2010)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
city
Naseri fortress
Iranshahr
Coordinates: 27°12′09″N 60°41′05″E / 27.20250°N 60.68472°E / 27.20250; 60.68472Coordinates: 27°12′09″N 60°41′05″E / 27.20250°N 60.68472°E / 27.20250; 60.68472
 Iran
Sistan and Baluchestan
Iranshahr
Central
100,000
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Iranshahr (Persian: ايرانشهر‎, also Romanized as Īrānshahr; formerly, Fahrej, Fehruj, and Qal‘eh-ye Nāşerī) is a city in and capital of Iranshahr County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. As of 2010 the population of Iranshahr was 100,000. The city is predominantly inhabited by ethnic Baloch speaking the Balochi language.

Before 1935 the city was called Pahrah (Persian: پهره‎), also spelt Poora, Poorah, and Pura. The name was changed to Iranshahr by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in about 1937.

Pahrah is the site where Alexander the Great celebrated and regrouped his troops after his Indian conquests. The city used to be the center of the government of Balochistan and has been invaded and conquered numerous times during the course of its history. Bampur, where the ancient Bampur fort is located, is nearby.

Climate

Iranshahr has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with extremely hot summers and mild winters. Precipitation is very low, and mostly falls in winter.

Climate data for Iranshahr Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) Average high °C (°F) Daily mean °C (°F) Average low °C (°F) Record low °C (°F) Precipitation mm (inches) Avg. rainy days Avg. snowy days  % humidity Mean monthly sunshine hours
30.0 (86) 33.0 (91.4) 38.0 (100.4) 43.0 (109.4) 48.0 (118.4) 49.0 (120.2) 49.0 (120.2) 50.0 (122) 47.0 (116.6) 44.0 (111.2) 37.0 (98.6) 33.0 (91.4) 50 (122)
21.4 (70.5) 23.4 (74.1) 29.2 (84.6) 35.0 (95) 41.3 (106.3) 44.9 (112.8) 44.6 (112.3) 43.6 (110.5) 40.7 (105.3) 35.8 (96.4) 29.5 (85.1) 23.6 (74.5) 34.42 (93.95)
15.3 (59.5) 17.7 (63.9) 22.7 (72.9) 28.4 (83.1) 34.8 (94.6) 38.3 (100.9) 38.1 (100.6) 37.1 (98.8) 33.9 (93) 28.9 (84) 22.4 (72.3) 17.0 (62.6) 27.88 (82.18)
7.6 (45.7) 9.8 (49.6) 14.0 (57.2) 19.0 (66.2) 24.4 (75.9) 28.7 (83.7) 29.8 (85.6) 28.2 (82.8) 24.1 (75.4) 18.7 (65.7) 12.6 (54.7) 8.6 (47.5) 18.79 (65.83)
−2 (28) −1.0 (30.2) 4.0 (39.2) 10.0 (50) 14.4 (57.9) 22.0 (71.6) 22.0 (71.6) 20.0 (68) 14.0 (57.2) 8.0 (46.4) 2.0 (35.6) −6.0 (21.2) −6 (21.2)
24.8 (0.976) 25.0 (0.984) 19.2 (0.756) 5.6 (0.22) 2.6 (0.102) 2.6 (0.102) 14.3 (0.563) 5.2 (0.205) 1.5 (0.059) 0.8 (0.031) 1.5 (0.059) 11.6 (0.457) 114.7 (4.514)
4.6 4.0 3.7 1.8 0.8 0.7 2.0 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.5 3.0 22.8
0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
46 43 36 29 22 23 28 27 24 26 31 40 31.3
232.9 223.5 249.4 254.3 314.0 291.9 265.3 280.8 276.1 292.4 277.8 241.6 3,200
Source: NOAA (1964-1990)

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