Zahedan

Zahedan

Zahedan (Persian: زاهدان‎‎, Balochi: زاهدان) also Romanized as Zāhedān, Zahidan, and Zaidān; also known as Zāhedān-e Yek; formerly known as Dowzdāb (Persian: دوزداب‎‎), Duzdāb (Persian: دزداب‎‎), and Duzdāp (Persian: دزداپ‎‎) and renamed Zahedan by Reza Shah Pahlavi in the late 1920s [1][2] is a city in and the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 552,706, in 109,488 families.[3] "Zahedan" is the plural of the Arabic word zahed meaning 'pious'.

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