Qeshm Island

Qeshm (Persian: قشم, Persian pronunciation: [ɢeʃm]) is an arrow-shaped Iranian island in the Strait of Hormuz, separated from the mainland by the Clarence Strait/Khuran in the Persian Gulf (26°50′N 56°0′E). It is the largest island in Iran, and the largest in the Persian Gulf.

Qeshm
Native name:
قشم
Qeshm from space, August 2000
Map of Qeshm Island and surroundings, in French
Qeshm
Location of Queshm Island in Iran
Geography
LocationStrait of Hormuz
Coordinates26°41′43″N 55°37′06″E
Area1,491 km2 (576 sq mi)
Length135 km (83.9 mi)
Width40 km (25 mi)
Administration
ProvinceHormozgān
CountyQeshm
BakhshCentral
Largest settlementQeshm (pop. 26,807)
Demographics
Population148,993 (2016)
Pop. density67.07/km2 (173.71/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsPrimarily persianized Arab people

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