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Saravan, Iran

Saravan
سراوان (Sarāwān)
city
Saravan is located in Iran
Saravan
Saravan
Coordinates:
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.


Earthquake

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

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]

References

  1. ^ Saravan, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3082540" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel).  
  3. ^ http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/apr/16/earthquake-hits-iran-pakistan-border
  4. ^ Justice Judge Ebrahim Karimi was assassinated
  5. ^ The Bush Administration steps up its secret moves against Iran
  6. ^ Rare Suicide Bombing in Iran Kills 4
  7. ^ http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/26/us-iran-border-idUSBRE99P01N20131026


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