Bakhsh

A bakhsh (Persian: بخش‎, baxš) is a type of administrative division of Iran. While sometimes translated as county, it should be more accurately translated as district, similar to a township in the United States or a district of England.

In Iran, each ostan or province consists of several shahrestan or counties (Persian: شهرستانšahrestân), and each shahrestan has one or more bakhsh or districts.[1] A bakhsh usually consists of dozens of villages with a central town or city. The official governor of a bakhsh is called a bakhshdar, which is the head of bakhshdari office.

There are usually a few cities (Persian: شهر‎, šahr) and dehestan (municipalities or rural agglomerations; Persian: دهستان‎, dehestân) in each county. Dehestans are a collection of a number of villages and their surrounding lands. One of the cities of the county is appointed as the capital of each county.

To better understand such subdivisions, the following table may be helpful: Assume that province P is divided into two counties: A and B. County A has 3 districts: Central, X, and Y. The Central district is the district that contains City M, the capital of the county. Each district might contain one or more cities or one or more Rural Agglomerations (RA). In this example, the Central district contains City M, City N, and RA T composed of the villages V1, V2, V3, and V4, in turn; district X contains City O and RA U; and district Y has no cities and one RA V. The minimal county consists of only one city as the only district, named Central. The county B in the following table is of such type, containing only one city Q.

Province County District City / RA* Villages
P A Central City M (c)
City N
RA T V1, V2, V3, V4
X City O
RA U V5, V6
Y RA V V7, V8, V9
B Central City Q

References

  1. ^ Gwillim Law (1 October 1999). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 through 1998. McFarland. p. 183. ISBN 978-1-4766-0447-3.
Administrative divisions of Iran

The first level of country subdivisions of Iran are the (Persian: استان‌ها‎; ostānhā) provinces.

Each province is further subdivided into counties called shahrestan (Persian: شهرستان‎, romanized: shahrestān), and each shahrestan is subdivided into districts called bakhsh (Persian: بخش‎, romanized: bakhsh). There are usually a few cities (Persian: شهر‎, romanized: shahr) and rural districts (Persian: دهستان‎, romanized: dehestān) in each county. Rural districts are a collection of a number of villages. One of the cities of the county is appointed as the capital of the county.

According to the government of Iran, as of March 2016 (Iranian calendar 1394), the figures are as follows:

According to the Statistical Center of Iran, the figures are as follows, as of March 2016 (end of Iranian calendar 1394):

To better understand such subdivisions, the following table may be helpful. Assume that province P is divided into two counties: A and B. County A has 3 districts: Central, X, and Y. The Central district is the district that contains City M, the capital of the county. Each district might contain one or more cities or one or more RDs (rural districts). In our example, the Central district contains City M, City N, and RD T composed of the villages V1, V2, V3, and V4, in turn; district X contains City O and RD U; and district Y has no cities and one RD V. The minimal county consists of only one city as the only district, named Central, which is most common. The county B in the following table is of such type, containing only one city Q.

Chal Shahin-e Khoda Bakhsh

Chal Shahin-e Khoda Bakhsh (Persian: چال شاهين خدابخش‎, also Romanized as Chāl Shāhīn-e Khodā Bakhsh; also known as Chāl Chāhīn and Chāl Shāhīn) is a village in Chin Rural District, Ludab District, Boyer-Ahmad County, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 137, in 27 families.

Cheyabel

Cheyabel (Persian: چيابل‎, also Romanized as Cheyābel; also known as Qal‘eh-ye ‘Alī Bakhsh, Chaqābal, Chaqāwal, Chīābol, Choghālbal-e ‘Alībakhsh, and Qal‘eh ‘Ali Bakhsh) is a village in Beyranvand-e Jonubi Rural District, Bayravand District, Khorramabad County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 37, in 8 families.

Dehestan (administrative division)

Dehestan (Persian: دهستان‎) is a type of administrative divisions of Iran. It is above the village and under the Bakhsh. As of 2006, there were 2,400 dehestans in Iran.

Gar Kandi Rasul Bakhsh Bazar

Gar Kandi Rasul Bakhsh Bazar (Persian: گارکندي رسول بخش بازار‎, also Romanized as Gār Kandī Rasūl Bakhsh Bāzār; also known as Gar Kandī) is a village in Polan Rural District, Polan District, Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 418, in 78 families.

Gavdari-ye Hamid Fareh Bakhsh

Gavdari-ye Hamid Fareh Bakhsh (Persian: گاوداري حميدفرحبخش‎, also Romanized as Gāvdārī-ye Ḩamīd Fareḥ Bakhsh) is a village in Qanatghestan Rural District, Mahan District, Kerman County, Kerman Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 8, in 4 families.

Jahan Bakhsh, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad

Jahan Bakhsh (Persian: جهانبخش‎, also Romanized as Jahān Bakhsh) is a village in Doshman Ziari Rural District, in the Central District of Kohgiluyeh County, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 22, in 5 families.

Kambel Karim Bakhsh

Kambel Karim Bakhsh (Persian: كمبل كريم بخش‎, also Romanized as Kambel Karīm Bakhsh; also known as Karīm Bakhsh Bāzār) is a village in Kambel-e Soleyman Rural District, in the Central District of Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 537, in 94 families.

Mowla Bakhsh Bazar

Mowla Bakhsh Bazar (Persian: مولابخش بازار‎, also Romanized as Mowlā Bakhsh Bāzār; also known as Mollābakhsh Bāzār) is a village in Polan Rural District, Polan District, Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 272, in 52 families.

Mowtowr-e Allah Bakhsh, Chabahar

Mowtowr-e Allah Bakhsh (Persian: موتور الله بخش‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Allah Bakhsh) is a village in Pir Sohrab Rural District, in the Central District of Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 57, in 7 families.

Mowtowr-e Hajji Qader Bakhsh

Mowtowr-e Hajji Qader Bakhsh (Persian: موتور حاجي قادربخش‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Ḩājjī Qāder Bakhsh) is a village in Gowhar Kuh Rural District, Nukabad District, Khash County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 33, in 6 families.

Mowtowr-e Hajji Yar Mohammad Shah Bakhsh

Mowtowr-e Hajji Yar Mohammad Shah Bakhsh (Persian: موتورحاجي يارمحمدشه بخش‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Ḩājjī Yār Moḩammad Shah Bakhsh) is a village in Nazil Rural District, Nukabad District, Khash County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 32, in 7 families.

Mowtowr-e Molla Bakhsh Kuseh

Mowtowr-e Molla Bakhsh Kuseh (Persian: موتورملابخش كوسه‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Mollā Bakhsh Kūseh) is a village in Pir Sohrab Rural District, in the Central District of Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 36, in 5 families.

Mowtowr-e Pir Bakhsh Kach

Mowtowr-e Pir Bakhsh Kach (Persian: موتورپيربخش كچ‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Pīr Bakhsh Kach) is a village in Gowhar Kuh Rural District, Nukabad District, Khash County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its existence was noted, but its population was not reported.

Mowtowr-e Rasul Bakhsh Darkalleh

Mowtowr-e Rasul Bakhsh Darkalleh (Persian: موتور رسولبخش درکاله‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Rasūl Bakhsh Darkālleh) is a village in Pir Sohrab Rural District, in the Central District of Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 46, in 7 families.

Mowtowr-e Rasul Bakhsh Jadgal

Mowtowr-e Rasul Bakhsh Jadgal (Persian: موتوررسولبخش جدگال‎, also Romanized as Mowtowr-e Rasūl Bakhsh Jadgāl) is a village in Pir Sohrab Rural District, in the Central District of Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 109, in 25 families.

Qaleh-ye Jahan Bakhsh

Qaleh-ye Jahan Bakhsh (Persian: قلعه جهانبخش‎, also Romanized as Qal‘eh-ye Jahān Bakhsh and Qal‘eh Jahānbakhsh; also known as Qal‘eh-ye Jahān and Jahānbakhsh) is a village in Zagheh Rural District, Zagheh District, Khorramabad County, Lorestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 124, in 27 families.

Qez Qabri-ye Jahan Bakhsh

Qez Qabri-ye Jahan Bakhsh (Persian: قزقبري جهان بخش‎, also Romanized as Qez Qabrī-ye Jahān Bakhsh) is a village in Baladarband Rural District, in the Central District of Kermanshah County, Kermanshah Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 34, in 10 families.

Rudik-e Karim Bakhsh

Rudik-e Karim Bakhsh (Persian: روديک کريم بخش‎, also Romanized as Rūdīk-e Karīm Bakhsh and Rūdīk Karīm Bakhsh; also known as Rūdīg, Rūdīg-e Karīm Bakhsh, Rūdīk-e Bālā, Rūdī-ye Bālā, and Rūdi-ye Şaḩebdār) is a village in Negur Rural District, Dashtiari District, Chabahar County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 452, in 76 families.

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