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Jask (Persian: جاسک, Balochi: جاشک also Romanized as Jāsk; also Bandar-e Jask (Persian: بَندَرِ جاسک), (Balochi: بندن ءِ جاشک) also Romanized as Bandar-e Jāsk) is a city in and the capital of Jask County, Hormozgan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 11,133, in 2,406 families.
Jask is a port town, about 1,690 kilometres (1,050 mi) south of Tehran, situated on the Gulf of Oman. It serves as the capital of Jask County, and is the site of a base of the Iranian Navy which opened on October 28, 2008. The base's position provides the Iranian Navy with the capability to close the Strait of Hormuz in order to block the entry of an "enemy" into the Persian Gulf. Admiral Habibollah Sayyari remarked on the base's opening that Iran was "creating a new defense front in the region, thinking of a non-regional enemy."
The port of Jask is also the proposed end of the Neka-Jask pipeline. The city has an airport.
Jask has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh), with very hot summers and little precipitation. Due to winds blowing off the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, the city has experienced some of the highest dew points and heat indices in the world. On July 31, 2015, Jask observed a temperature of 39.0 °C (102.2 °F) degrees with a dew point of 33.0 °C (91.4 °F), leading to a heat index of 69 °C (156 °F).