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Nosratabad

Nosratabad
نصرت آباد
city
Nosratabad is located in Iran
Nosratabad
Nosratabad
Coordinates:
Country  Iran
Province Sistan and Baluchestan
County Zahedan
Bakhsh Nosratabad
Population (2006)
 • Total 4,182
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Nosratabad (Persian: نصرت آباد‎, also Romanized as Noşratābād)[1] is a city in the capital of Nosratabad District of Zahedan County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 4,182, in 919 families.[2]

Nosratabad lies on the road from Zahedan to Bam.[3]

History

Nosratabad, the city of Nosrat, was named after Nusret el Mulk, a former deputy governor of Sistan; when built, c. 1870, it was first called Nasirabad in honour of Nasr-uddin Shah; other names, used locally, are Shahr-i-Seistan, Shahr-i-Nassiriyeh, or simply Shahr, the town. Its climate is very dry and hot; due to its location in the Lut Desert, it is among the hottest locations in the world. In August 1926, the highest officially recorded temperature soared to 58.0°C.

During the late nineteenth century it was the residence of British and Russian consuls, and had post and telegraph offices (as of 1911). The city served as the capital of Sistan until some time in the 20th Century.

On 3 June 2009, the Jondollah militant group blocked off roads between Nosratabad and Bam and seized several trucks.[4]

References

  1. ^ Nosratabad can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3077107" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel).  
  3. ^ CNN.com - Iran tanker crash kills dozens - Jun 25, 2004
  4. ^ Sunni rebel group takes claim for highway attack in Iran

 

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