Examination of the Trend of Changes in Rural Areas of Dalfard Rural District With Emphasis on the Role of Jiroft City

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Associate Professor, Depatrment of Geography, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor, Departmant of Human Geography, Faculty of Geography and Environmental Planning, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.

3 MA, Departmant of Human Geography, Faculty of Geography and Environmental Planning, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.


This descriptive and analytical study analyzes the functional and spatial changes in the rural areas of Dehestan Dlfard.  Qualitative and quantitative methods, including observations and questionnaires, were used for collecting the data. Descriptive statistics and data analysis methods and techniques of assessment of the cumulative weight (WASPAS) were also used for analyzing the data. The study population included the residents, local authorities, and village councils and Dehyaris of the study site. The sample size was determined using the formula 386 Cochran with quota was distributed according to the proportion of the population between villages. The results of the analysis of institutional statistics, interviews, and observation revealed the tangible and concrete changes in the field of residential, economic, and rural population. The t-test results indicated significant positive and constructive changes in recent years, especially in the physical, cultural, and socio-economic aspects. The results WASPAS model also showed the villages such as Mazar-e-Dara and Rzshyryn had the highest rate of change. Based on the findings, it can be confirmed and concluded that the functional-structural changes in most of the Dalfard villages generated a dynamic process.


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