Zahedan

Zahedan

  • Country
    Iran
  • Province
    Sistan and Balochestan
  • Population
    622,855
  • Area
    36,581 km²
  • Time Zone
    IRDT
  • Elevation
    1,352

About Zahedan

Zahedan is a new city which is located at 517 km east of Kerman and also near to Pakistan with the altitude of 1385 meters above the sea level.

Oshtoran Koh, Anjir Dan, Jico, Pir Khan and Mulk-e- Siah Mountains are located in this city. The most significant characterizes of this area is the intense heat and arid and warm climate.

The city’s academic, cultural, historical and religious background is of importance.

Zahedan enjoys good commerce and military location for being close to Afghanistan and Pakistan and India. Such a geographical location brings economic privileges and concern over traffic routs.

Pakistan railway enters to Iran from Mirjaveh border and Iran's railway takes the return rout to the same city. Zahedan is one of Iran’s transit roads being located among Khorasan, Kerman, Chabahar land ways. In addition to trade, Zahedan economy is depended on agriculture. Required water of this city supply from Subterranean wells, springs, rivers and Nime wells of Sistan.

Local literature, clothes and music of this area are full of colors. Baloch handicrafts include Kilim, needlework, seke dozi (coin decoration of fabric) and pottery. Zahedan architecture follows Iran’s ancient architecture according to its tropical weather. Cultural diversity in this region is the result of immigration to Zahedan.

Sightseeing

Abouei House

The Abouei House was built for eponymous judiciary employee Zaeim Abouei by an architect from Yazd, Mohammad Ali Mahmoudi, in 1922 in the heart of historical Zahedan City. The house was settled by the...