Nik Shahr County

County in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran

County in Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran
Nik Shahr County
Persian: شهرستان نیک‌شهر
County
Location of Nik Shahr County in Sistan and Baluchestan province (bottom left, yellow)
Location of Nik Shahr County in Sistan and Baluchestan province (bottom left, yellow)
Location of Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran
Location of Sistan and Baluchestan province in Iran
Coordinates: 26°20′28″N 59°51′52″E / 26.34111°N 59.86444°E / 26.34111; 59.86444[1]
Country Iran
ProvinceSistan and Baluchestan
CapitalNik Shahr
DistrictsCentral, Ahuran, Bent
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total141,894
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
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Nik Shahr County (Persian: شهرستان نیک‌شهر) is in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran. Its capital is the city of Nik Shahr.[3]

At the 2006 census, the county's population was 185,355 in 37,858 households.[4] The following census in 2011 counted 212,963 people in 50,419 households.[5] At the 2016 census, the county's population was 141,894 in 37,207 households,[2] by which time Fanuj District had been separated from the county in the establishment of Fanuj County, and Qasr-e Qand District to become Qasr-e Qand County.[6] Additionally, Chanef Rural District had been separated from Lashar District in the establishment of Ahuran District.[7]

Administrative divisions

The population history and structural changes of Nik Shahr County's administrative divisions over three consecutive censuses are shown in the following table. The latest census shows four districts, 11 rural districts, and three cities.[2]

After the 2016 census, Lashar District was separated from the county in the establishment of Lashar County.[8] The village of Chanef was elevated to the status of a city.[9]

Nik Shahr County Population
Administrative Divisions 2006[4] 2011[5] 2016[2]
Central District 50,842 61,117 66,716
Chahan RD 9,771 11,378 12,727
Hichan RD 10,155 12,305 13,441
Mahband RD 8,309 9,830 10,421
Mokht RD 9,340 11,715 12,395
Nik Shahr (city) 13,267 15,889 17,732
Ahuran District 12,453
Chanef RD 9,964
Kahiri RD 2,489
Chanef (city)4
Bent District 21,259 24,641 28,722
Bent RD 9,536 10,482 12,192
Dastgerd RD 4,334 5,250 6,260
Tutan and Mohammadan RD 3,087 3,615 4,448
Bent (city) 4,302 5,294 5,822
Fanuj District1 38,459 45,637
Fanuj RD 8,938 11,361
Kotij RD 11,168 12,699
Maskutan RD 8,647 10,000
Fanuj (city) 9,706 11,577
Lashar District 37,073 42,114 33,973
Chanef RD 10,497 11,394
Lashar-e Jonubi RD2 12,279 14,299 15,050
Lashar-e Shomali RD2 11,302 12,785 14,204
Espakeh (city)2 2,995 3,636 4,719
Qasr-e Qand District3 37,722 39,414
Holunchekan RD 9,168 11,226
Sarbuk RD 17,728 19,625
Qasr-e Qand (city) 10,826 8,563
Total 185,355 212,963 141,894
RD: Rural District
1Became a part of Fanuj County
2Became a part of Lashar County[8]
3Became a part of Qasr-e Qand County[6]
4Became a city after the 2016 census[9]
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References

  1. ^ OpenStreetMap contributors (15 April 2023). "Nik Shahr County" (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 15 April 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 11. Archived from the original (Excel) on 23 December 2021. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. ^ Habibi, Hassan (21 June 1369). "Approval of the organization and chain of citizenship of the elements and units of the national divisions of Sistan and Baluchestan province, centered in the city of Zahedan". Research Center of the System of Laws of the Islamic Council of the Farabi Library of Mobile Users (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Defense Political Commission of the Government Board. Archived from the original on 24 July 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 11. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Syracuse University (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 11. Archived from the original (Excel) on 25 November 2022. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  6. ^ a b Rahimi, Mohammadreza (29 September 2013). "Country divisions with the approval of the government board: The map of country divisions was changed in some counties". Tasnim News (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Cabinet of Ministers. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2023.
  7. ^ Rahimi, Mohammadreza (1 August 2013). "Creation and implementation of country divisions in Sistan and Baluchestan province". Qavanin (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Political and Defense Commission. Archived from the original on 16 April 2023. Retrieved 10 November 2023.
  8. ^ a b Jahangiri, Ishaq (13 April 1400). "Letter of approval regarding country divisions in Fanuj and Nik Shahr Counties in Sistan and Baluchestan province". Qavanin (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Council of Ministers. Archived from the original on 31 October 2022. Retrieved 7 April 2023.
  9. ^ a b Fazli, Rahmani. "The Minister of Interior agreed to convert the village of Chanef into a city". Nik Shahr Khabar (in Persian). Archived from the original on 25 May 2022. Retrieved 16 April 2023.


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