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Photos: The Winds of Sistan


Photos by Ali Deregi, Mehr News Agency

Sistan o Baluchestan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southeast of the country, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan. The province is the largest in Iran, with an area of 181,785 km-square and a population of 4.1 million.

Sistan is subject to seasonal winds from different directions, the most important of which are the 120-day wind of Sistan known as Levar, the Qousse wind, the seventh (Gav-kosh) wind, the Nambi or south wind, the Hooshak wind, the humid and seasonal winds of the Indian Ocean, the North or (Gurich) wind and the western (Gard) wind. The wind season normally starts around mid-May and lasts till mid-September, lasting from 120 to as high of 170 days.

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