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    سراوان


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    (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.

    Tags:Baloch, Balochistan, Baluchestan, Gilan, Gilan Province, Iran, Iranian, Makran, Pakistan, Persian, Saravan, Saravan, Iran, Sistan, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Wikipedia


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