Zabol

Zabol

Zabol (Persian: زابلⓘ)[a] is a city in the Central District of Zabol County, Sistan and Baluchestan province, Iran, serving as capital of both the county and the district.[4] Zabol is near the border with Afghanistan. Referred to as Sistan until the late 1920s, the city was renamed Zabol by Reza Shah Pahlavi.[5] At the 2006 census, its population was 130,642 in 27,867 households.[6] The 2011 census counted 137,722 people in 33,957 households.[7] The latest census in 2016 showed a population of 134,950 people in 35,401 households.[2]