Chabahar


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Chabahar,

city (2006 pop. 71,070), Sistan and Baluchistan prov., SE Iran, on the Gulf of Oman; formerly known as Chah Bahar or Bandar Behesti. It was dependent on fishing and agriculture until its port was developed in the 1970s. In 1992 the port was made a free trade and industrial zone. Baluchs form the majority of the local population.