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Sistan and Baluchestan Province

province of Iran

Sistān o Balūchestān Persian: استان سیستان و بلوچستان‎ is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southeast of the country. It has borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan. Its capital is Zahedan.

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

استان سیستان و بلوچستان
Ghal'eh Sab, Saravan.
Ghal'eh Sab, Saravan.
Map of Iran with Sistan and Baluchestan highlighted
Location of Sistan and Baluchestan within Iran
Country Iran
CapitalZahedan
Counties14
Area
 • Total181,785 km2 (70,188 sq mi)
Population
 (2006-10-28)[1]
 • Total2,405,742
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Baluchi
Persian
Brahui

The province is the largest in Iran, with an area of 181,785 km² and a population of 2.4 million. The counties of the province are Iran Shahr, Chabahar, Khash, Zabol, Zahedan, Saravan, and Nik Shahr.

The region is also home to Iran's Baloch Sunni minority.

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