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Introduction

KHOUZESTAN is located in the southwest of the country, bordering Iraq's Basra Province and the Persian Gulf. Its capital is Ahwaz, covers an area of 63,633 km² and has an estimated population of 4,400,000. There are 20 counties in the province including Ahwaz, Behbahan, Abadan, Andimeshk, Khorramshahr, Bandar Imam, Dezful, Shushtar, Omidiyeh, Izeh, Baq-e-Malek, Mah Shahr, Dasht-i Mishan/Dasht-e-Azadegan, Ramhormoz, Shadegan, Susa, Masjed Soleiman, Minoo Island and Hoveizeh.
Historically Khouzestan is what historians refer to as ancient Elam, whose capital was inSusa. The Achaemenid Old Persian term for Elam was Hujiya, which is present in the ... (Read More)

 

History
The province of Khouzestan is one of the centers of ancient civilization, based around Susa. The first large scale empire based here was that of the powerful 4th millennium BC Elamites.
Archeological ruins verify the entire province of Khouzestan, ... (Read More)
khouzestan today
According to the 1996 census, the province had an estimated population of 3.7 million people, of which approximately 62.5% were in the urban centres, 36.5% were rural dwellers and the remaining 1% were non-residents. Accordi  ... (Read More)

Road and Transportation: Ahwaz is accessible via freeways to Isfahan and Shiraz, and roadways to Tehran.
A metro urban railway system is being built by the Ahvaz urban railway. It will be a 23 km .... (Read More)

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