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....
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 , ...
|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. ...
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 ...