Nik Shahr County (Persian: شهرستان نیکشهر) is in Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran. The capital of the county is the city of Nik Shahr. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 185,355 in 37,858 fhouseholds. The following census in 2011 counted 212,963 people in 50,419 households. At the 2016 census, the county's population was 141,894 in 37,207 households, by which time Fanuj District had been separated from the county to form Fanuj County, and Qasr-e Qand District to become Qasr-e Qand County. After the census, two rural districts and a city of Lashar District had been separated from the county to form Lashar County.
Nik Shahr County
|Coordinates: 26°19′N 59°53′E / 26.317°N 59.883°ECoordinates: 26°19′N 59°53′E / 26.317°N 59.883°E|
|Province||Sistan and Baluchestan|
|Districts||Central, Ahuran, Bent|
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
|Nik Shahr County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9206445" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".|
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 five districts, 11 rural districts, and three cities.
|Chahan Rural District||9,771||11,378||12,727|
|Hichan Rural District||10,155||12,305||13,441|
|Mahban Rural District||8,309||9,830||10,421|
|Mokht Rural District||9,340||11,715||12,395|
|Nik Shahr (city)||13,267||15,889||17,732|
|Chanef Rural District||9,964|
|Kahiri Rural District||2,489|
|Bent Rural District||9,536||10,482||12,192|
|Dastgerd Rural District||4,334||5,250||6,260|
|Tutan and Mohammadan Rural District||3,087||3,615||4,448|
|Fanuj Rural District||8,938||11,361|
|Kotij Rural District||11,168||12,699|
|Maskutan Rural District||8,647||10,000|
|Chanef Rural District||10,497||11,394|
|Lashar-e Jonubi Rural District||12,279||14,299||15,050|
|Lashar-e Shomali Rural District||11,302||12,785||14,204|
|Qasr-e Qand District3||37,722||39,414|
|Holunchekan Rural District||9,168||11,226|
|Sarbuk Rural District||17,728||19,625|
|Qasr-e Qand (city)||10,826||8,563|
|1Became a part of Fanuj County|
2Became a part of Lashar County
3Became a part of Qasr-e Qand County
- ^ 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.
- ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)" (Excel). Iran Data Portal (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 11. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
- ^ a b c "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.