Nehbandan (Persian: نهبندان, also Romanized as Nehbandān and Nahbandan; also known as Neh)[2] (Neh-bahn-dahn) is a city in, and the capital of, Nehbandan County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 15,998, in 3,817 families.[3]

Nehbandan is located in Iran
Coordinates: 31°32′31″N 60°02′11″E / 31.54194°N 60.03639°E / 31.54194; 60.03639Coordinates: 31°32′31″N 60°02′11″E / 31.54194°N 60.03639°E / 31.54194; 60.03639
ProvinceSouth Khorasan
 (2016 Census)
 • Total18,304 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IDST)
Nehbandan at GEOnet Names Server

Nehbandan is located at an altitude of 1196 meters above sea level. This city is located near the central desert of Iran and the heights of the north of this city reach 2500 meters. Precious stones in mines along with agriculture is another reason for the importance of Nehbandan. The people of Nehbandan are Parthians and Aryans who have lived in this area since pre-Islamic times. Nehbandan climate is classified as hot and dry due to its proximity to the desert.[4]


  1. ^ "Statistical Center of Iran > Home".
  2. ^ Nehbandan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3076793" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ "Nehbandan". Retrieved 2022-02-04.