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Sistan and Baluchestan is located in the southeast of the country, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan.
The province is one of the largest in Iran, with an area of 187,500 km² and a population of 2.6 million. The 14 counties of the province are Chabahar, Dalgan, Hirmand, Iranshahr, Khash, Konarak, Nikshahr, Saravan, Sarbaz, Soran, Zabol, Zaboli, Zahedan and Zehak.
Before the rise of Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1923, the city of Zahedan was known as Dozz-aap. This names is in turn derived from the Persian Dozd-aab, literarily mean "water thief." This is the name given to a sandy land formation that quickly swallows up any water that falls on it, be it rain or irrigation water.... (Read More)


In the epigraphs of Bistoon and Persepolis, Sistan is mentioned as one of the eastern territories of Darius the Great. The name Sistan, as mentioned above, is derived from Saka (also sometimes Saga, or Sagastan), one of the Aryan tribes that had taken control over this area in , ... (Read More)
Sistan & Baluchestan today
The employment in the field of industries, have possessed a good trend that is result of caring industrial infrastructures, increasing accommodative and banking support and culture development of industrial products in the province. Also, considering the issued.  ... (Read More)

Road and Transportation:
The long established business affairs and border trades in province and also position of province in the way of ECO roads and also transition from the seas to neighboring countries and central Asia, has resulted in remarkable cultural and social development for ... (Read More)

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