Saravan, Iran

سراوان

ID:13371 Section: Place

Updated:Monday 13th October 2014

Saravan, Iran Definition

(Wikipedia) - Saravan, Iran For the administrative subdivision, see Saravan County. For the village in Gilan Province, see Saravan, Gilan. Saravan سراوان (Sarāwān) Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST)
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Saravan
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
 Iran
Sistan and Baluchestan
Saravan
Central
58,652
IRST (UTC+3:30)
IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Saravan (Balochi and Persian: سراوان‎, also Romanized as Sarāvān; formerly, Shastoon) 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.

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.

Earthquake

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

Attacks on public figures

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

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

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