Bandar Gavater (Persian: بندر گواتر, also Romanized as Shahrak Maskūnī-ye Gavāter; also known as Gavātar, Gavāter, Govātar, Gvātar, and Gwātar) is a village in Sand-e Mir Suiyan Rural District, Dashtiari District, Dashtiari County, Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 437, in 85 families. The village is located on Gwadar Bay, near the border with Pakistan.
|Coordinates: 25°09′51″N 61°29′50″E / 25.16417°N 61.49722°ECoordinates: 25°09′51″N 61°29′50″E / 25.16417°N 61.49722°E|
|Province||Sistan and Baluchestan|
|Rural District||Sand-e Mir Suiyan|
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Gwatar was a Portuguese military base before it became a village. The old village of Gwatar was a trading base before it was devastated in a war between its Sardarzahi rulers, Sardar Jalalkhan and Sardar Mirsuban. After the war all of its population migrated to Jiwani in Pakistan.
- ^ Shahrak Maskuni-ye Gavater can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3063764" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Statistical Center of Iran. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.