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Larestan County

شهرستان لارستان
Location in Fars Province
Location in Fars Province
Location of Fars Province in Iran
Location of Fars Province in Iran
Country Iran
Province Fars
Capital Lar
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Beyram District, Banaruiyeh District, Sahray Bagh District, Juyom District
Population
 (2006)
 • Total 223,235
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Larestan County (Persian: شهرستان لارستان) is a county in Fars Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Lar. The county has nine cities: Lar, Evaz, Beyram, Banaruiyeh, Fishvar, Juyom, Khur, Latifi & Emad Deh. The county is subdivided into six districts: the Central District, Beyram, Evaz District, Banaruiyeh, Sahray-ye Bagh, and Juyom.

The historical region of Larestan & Lamerd consists of several counties in Fars province (Lar, Khonj, Gerash County, Lamerd) and Bastak County in Hormozgan.

Larestani people speak the Larestani language. Larestani people are of Persian descent, the majority of Larestani people are Sunnis. Larestani people call themselves "Khodmooni".

Under medieval age, Laristan was ruled by the local dynasty of Miladi, until it was removed by a Safavid invasion in 1610. In the thirteenth century, Larestan briefly became a center of trade and commerce in southern Persia. Larestan was nearly always an obscure region, never becoming involved in the politics and conflicts of mainstream Persia.

At the 2006 census, Larestan county's population was 223,235 people.

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Coordinates: 27°41′N 54°20′E / 27.683°N 54.333°E / 27.683; 54.333

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