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Qeshm or Qishm (both: kēˈshəm) [key], largest island of Iran, c.500 sq mi (1,300 sq km), S Iran, in the Strait of Hormuz. It is mostly rocky and has little vegetation; dates and fruits are raised. Qeshm, at the eastern end of the island, is the largest town.

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