Sirik, Iran

Sirik (Persian: سيريك‎, also Romanized as Sīrīk; also Sirik-e Kohneh (Persian: سيريك کهنه‎), also Romanized as Sīrīk-e Kohneh)[4] is a city and the capital of Central, in Sirik County, Hormozgan Province, Iran. It overlooks the Strait of Hormuz and contains a small harbour to the northwest of the main settlement. At the 2006 census, its population was 3,640, in 640 families.[5] The Minab River empties into the sea near Sirik, and a mangrove estuary is located here.[6][7] To the northwest along the coast to Bandar-e-Abbas, there are thousands of hidden caves and valleys dotted around the horn of the Strait of Hormuz.[8]


Sirik is located in Iran
Coordinates: 26°30′20″N 57°07′19″E / 26.50556°N 57.12194°E / 26.50556; 57.12194Coordinates: 26°30′20″N 57°07′19″E / 26.50556°N 57.12194°E / 26.50556; 57.12194
Country Iran
 (2016 Census)
 • Total5,137 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Bandar-e Sirik Lighthouse
Sirik, Iran is located in Iran
Sirik, Iran
Coordinates26°29′59.8″N 57°04′45.5″E / 26.499944°N 57.079306°E / 26.499944; 57.079306
Markings / patternred round daymark
Focal height38 metres (125 ft)
Range28 nautical miles (52 km; 32 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 20s.
Admiralty numberD7711
NGA number28548[2][3]

See alsoEdit


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  2. ^ Iran The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 3 October 2016
  3. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 3 October 2016
  4. ^ Sirik, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3085885" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  5. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  6. ^ Bird, Eric (8 April 2010). Encyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms. Springer. p. 1052. ISBN 978-1-4020-8638-0.
  7. ^ Alongi, Daniel M. (18 January 2009). The Energetics of Mangrove Forests. Springer. p. 199. ISBN 978-1-4020-4271-3.
  8. ^ Pendleton, Don (1 July 2008). Defense Breach. Gold Eagle. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-4268-1952-0.