South Khorasan Province

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South Khorasan Province
استان خراسان جنوبی
Province
Map of Iran with South Khorasan highlighted
Location of South Khorasan within Iran
Coordinates: 32°51′55″N 59°12′59″E / 32.8653°N 59.2164°E / 32.8653; 59.2164
Country  Iran
Capital Birjand
Counties 11
Area
 • Total 69,555 km2 (26,855 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 636,420
 • Density 9.14988/km2 (23.6981/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRST (UTC+04:30)
Main language(s) Persian

South Khorasan Province (Persian: استان خراسان جنوبی Ostān-e Khorāsān-e Jonūbī ) is a province in eastern Iran. Birjand is the centre of the province. Ither major cities include Ferdows, Tabas and Qaen.

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