Qeshm Island, as the largest island of the Persian Gulf in southern Iran with an area of about one thousand and five hundred square kilometers is considered a suitable attractive place for nature lovers with its special tourist sites, including the Island of Naaz, the longest salt cave in the world, the mangrove marine forests, the Hengam Island playful dolphins, the valley of the stars, the Chahkuh canyon, the site of the nesting and egg laying of the marine turtles, the beautiful native and migratory birds, Khorbas caves, the Portuguese castle, the Talla wells, the beautiful windbreakers of port Laft, and its unique beaches.
The historical record of Qeshm dates back to the era of Neanderthals (between one hundred and fifty thousand years to forty thousand years ago), and the names Qeshm, Kavan, Keshm, Kish, Tonbat, Siri, etc. indicate the long dominance of the Elamites in these areas during the centuries before Christ (BC) era. Many historical monuments and remains of the Elamite civilization have been discovered in the coastal areas of the Persian Gulf, including in Bushehr, Khark, and Qeshm, and the remains of Zoroastrian fire temples in Qeshm indicate the presence of the followers of this religion in the past history of Qeshm Island.
Qeshm Island is categorized in the group of warm and humid regions. The atmospheric air pressure in Qeshm is between 1015 and 1018 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). The average temperature of Qeshm is about 26 degrees, and the maximum temperature and the minimum temperatures in Qeshm are 33 and 18 degrees Celsius, respectively.
There are also three other islands next to Qeshm Island including Hengam, Hormuz, and Larak islands.
Qeshm has a population of more than 130 thousand people who live in 69 villages and three cities (Qeshm, Dargahan, and Suza).
The language or dialect of the people in Qeshm is Persian but in Bandari dialect. The local dialect of people of Qeshm or actually the local Qeshmi dialect is an amalgam of Persian along with loanwords from Arabic, Portuguese, Hindi, and English.