Tangestan County (Persian: شهرستان تنگستان‎) is a county in Bushehr Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Ahram. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 63,276, in 14,620 families.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Delvar District. The county has three cities: Ahram, Abad and Delvar.

Tangestan County

شهرستان تنگستان
Location in Bushehr Province
Location in Bushehr Province
Location of Bushehr Province in Iran
Location of Bushehr Province in Iran
Coordinates: 28°53′N 51°16′E / 28.883°N 51.267°E / 28.883; 51.267Coordinates: 28°53′N 51°16′E / 28.883°N 51.267°E / 28.883; 51.267
Country Iran
ProvinceBushehr Province
CapitalAhram
Bakhsh (Districts)Central District, Delvar District
Population
 (2006)
 • Total63,276
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)
Tangestan County can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "9206091" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".

Tangestan region in southern Iran is well known for its resistance to the invasion by British forces in late 19th century. Tangestan County is the home of the group of people known as Tangesier. Rais Ali Delvari the commander of Tangesier fighters is known as a national hero in the region. Tangestan is also famous in Iran for its high quality dates.

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  1. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.

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