Qeshm Island with average length of 132 km. and average width of 11.4 km. lies strategically in the Strait of Hormuz This Island, which is about 1500 sq km, is the world’s biggest independent island and Iran’s most populated island. The water distance from Qeshm to Bandar Abbas is 20 kilometers. The island has a surface area of 1,491 sq km (576 square miles) and is 2.5 times the size of Bahrain. It has a population of around 117,774 .
Qeshm city, located at the easternmost point of the island, is 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Bandar Abbas while the closest point of the island is two kilometers (1 mile) from the mainland. Fishing is a leading occupation practiced by the inhabitants of the island. On little cultivated land dates and melons are grown. Salt is mined on the southeastern coast.
The Fort of Our Lady of the Conception, also known as the Portuguese Castle (is a red stone fortress on Qeshm Island). This castle was built in the year 1030 AH in the north… Read more
Hormoz is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf located in the Strait of Hormoz, 5 miles off the Iranian coast; the island is part of Hormozgan Province. Hormuz Island which has… Read more