Qeshm Island is located a few kilometers off the southern coast of Iran (Persian Gulf), opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas and Bandar Khamir. The island, which hosts a 300-square-kilometre (116-square-mile) free zone jurisdiction, is 135 km long, and lies strategically in the Strait of Hormuz, just 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the Omani port of Khasab, and about 180 kilometres (112 miles) from the UAE Port Rashid. The island, at its widest point, located near the center of the island, spans 40 kilometres (25 miles). Similarly, at it narrowest point, the island spans 9.4 kilometres (5.8 miles). The island has a surface area of 1,491 square kilometres (576 square miles) and is 2.5 times the size of Bahrain. Qeshm, located at the easternmost point of the island, is 22 kilometres (14 miles) from Bandar Abbas while the closest point of the island is but two kilometres (1 mile) from the mainland.
The average temperature on the island is approximately 27 °C (81 °F). The warmest months are June through August, and the coldest from October to January. The average rainfall is 183.2 mm (7 3⁄16 in).
The island comprises 59 towns and villages and the population was 117,774 at the 2011 Census. The local population is involved in fishing, dhow construction, trade and services. An additional 30,000 are administrative or industrial workers or students.
Plans have also been made to build a bridge to connect Qeshm with the rest of Iran.
Qeshm Island has multiple attractions to attract more domestic and foreign tourists.
Qeshm Island, the largest island in the Persian Gulf, was selected for the development of Hengam Oilfield and facilities have been installed for a daily production of 80,000 barrels of oil. By development of oilfields in Hormoz region, the development of Qeshm production facilities will be completed. The objective of the development of the Hengam Oilfield is to reach the daily production capacity of 16,000 barrels of oil in the first phase. This daily production capacity will be raised to 40,000 barrels in the coming phases.