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Bushehr or Bushire (بوشهر), pop. 132,824 (as of 1991), is a city on the southwestern coast of Iran, facing the Persian Gulf, and the chief seaport of the country. It is the administrative centre of Bushehr province. Location is 28° 59' N, 50° 49' E, about 400 km south of Tehran. The local climate is hot and humid. 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Categories: Stub | Commercial item transport and distribution | Transportation ... Bushehr is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ... Tehran is a metropolis of 14 million situated at the foot of the towering Alborz range. ...

Location of Bushehr in Iran
Location of Bushehr in Iran

Bushehr was founded in 1736 by Nadir Shah. Prior to then, it had gone by the name of Reshahr, and was the seat of the Nestorian Christian expansion of the 5th century. Image File history File links This map was generated using GMT software (The Generic Mapping Tools). ... Events January 26 - Stanislaus I of Poland abdicates his throne. ... Tomb of Nadir Shah, a popular tourist attraction in Mashhad Nadir Shah (Nadir Qoli Beg, also Tahmasp-Qoli Khan) (October 22, 1688 - June, 1747) ruled as shah of Iran (1736–47) and was the founder of the short-lived Afsharid dynasty. ... The term Nestorianism is eponymous, even though the person who lent his name to it always denied the associated belief. ... A Christian is a follower of Jesus of Nazareth. ...

In 1763 the Persian ruler Karim Khan granted the British East India Company the right to build a base and trading post at the location. It was then used as a base by the British Royal Navy in the late 18th century. It became an important commercial port in the 19th century. Bushehr was occupied by British forces in 1856, as part of the British invasion of the country. Bushehr surrendered to the British on December 9, 1856. 1763 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Karim Khan Zand (Persian: کریم خان زند) was a king of Persia who reigned from 1760 until 1779. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was a joint-stock company of investors, which was granted a Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intent to favour trade privileges in India. ... The Royal Navy of the United Kingdom is the senior service of the British armed services, being the oldest of its three branches. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1856 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

It was occupied by the British again in 1915, the second time due to German intriguing, most notably by Wilhelm Wassmuss. 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Wilhelm Wassmuss (1880–1931) was a German diplomat, also known as the German Lawrence or the Lawrence of Persia. Wassmuss was born in Hanover and after a university education entered the German Foreign Service. ...

In previous centuries, many Africans settled in Bushehr. Although there is not a discernible linguistic influence from Africa in Bushehr, there are cultral and genetic influences.

Industries include fishing and a thermoelectric power plant, while the inland area (also called Bushehr) produces Shiraz wine, metalwork, rugs and other textiles, cement, and fertilizer. The Iranian navy has a base here. Fishing from a Pier Fishing is a term applied to any activity which aims to capture fish or shellfish for subsistence, scientific, commercial or recreational purposes. ... Thermoelectric power can refer to two things: Electrical power generated from a heat source, such as burning coal, indirectly through devices like steam turbines. ... A power station (also power plant) is a facility for the generation of electric power. ... Shiraz is one name, equivalent to Syrah, for a noble grape variety widely used to make dry red table wine. ... Metalworking is the craft and practice of working with metals to create parts or structures. ... A rug can be: a carpet with a finished edge, particularly one that can be moved slang for a toupee a rug is a garment made by humans to protect their pets from the elements, as in a horse rug or dog coat RUG, short for Rijksuniversiteit Groningen or The... This article is about the type of fabric. ... This article is about the construction material. ... Fertilizers or fertilisers are compounds given to plants with the intention of promoting growth; they are usually applied either via the soil, for uptake by plant roots, or by foliar spraying, for uptake through leaves. ... U.S. Navy supercarrier USS Nimitz on November 3, 2003. ...

Bushehr is near (12 km) the site of a nuclear power plant being built in cooperation with Russia. A nuclear power plant in Cattenom, France. ...

The work actually started when the Bonn firm Kraftwerk-Union A.G., a unit of Siemens AG, began construction of two nuclear reactors there, based on a contract worth $4 to $6 billion which was signed in 1975. Bonn is a city in Germany (Population (2004 est): 313,605 ; the 19th largest city in Germany), in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, located about 20 kilometres south of Cologne on the river Rhine. ... Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) is the worlds largest electronics company. ...

Work stopped in January 1979, and Kraftwerk-Union fully withdrew from the project in July 1979, with one reactor 50% complete, and the other reactor 85% complete. They said they based their action on Iran's non-payment of $450 million in overdue payments. The company had received $2.5 billion of the total contract. Their cancellation came after certainty that the Iranian government, following the 1979 Iranian Revolution would uniltaterally terminate the contract themselves. Protestors take to the street in support of Ayatollah Khomeini. ...

The reactors were then damaged by multiple Iraqi air strikes between February 1985 and 1988. Iran subsequently requested that Siemens finish construction, but Siemens declined because of diplomatic pressure from the United States. Shortly afterwards Iraq invaded Iran and the nuclear programme was stopped until the end of the war.

In 1995, Russia signed a contract to supply a light water reactor for the plant. Although the agreements calls for the spent fuel rods to be sent back to Russia for reprocessing, the US has expressed concern that Iran would reprocess the rods itself, in order to obtain plutonium for atomic bombs. 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A light water reactor or LWR is a thermal nuclear reactor that uses ordinary water (as opposed to heavy water) as its neutron moderator. ... Nuclear power station at Leibstadt, Switzerland. ... General Name, Symbol, Number plutonium, Pu, 94 Chemical series actinides Group, Period, Block ?, 7, f Appearance silvery white Atomic mass (244) g/mol Electron configuration [Rn] 5f6 7s2 Electrons per shell 2, 8, 18, 32, 24, 8, 2 Physical properties Phase solid Density (near r. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ...

In August 2004 a top U.S. arms-control official stated that Tehran could develop nuclear weapons within three years if left unchecked. U.S. Undersecretary of State John R. Bolton said in Washington that "Iran has told the EU three [Britain, France, and Germany] that it could possess nuclear weapons within three years." The U.S. National Intelligence Estimate contradicts this claim [1]. For context see Iran's nuclear program. John R. Bolton John Robert Bolton, (born November 20, 1948, in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American political figure and diplomat. ... This article is about Irans civilian nuclear program. ...

Postage stamps

Bushehr has long been of interest to stamp collectors, because during their 1915 occupation, the British issued postage stamps. The occupation was very short, lasting only from August 8 to October 16, when it was terminated by agreement with the Persian government. The British wasted no time getting their stamp program started; the first overprints, on Persian stamps of 1911, and reading "BUSHIRE / Under British / Occupation.", appeared on August 15. The same overprint was applied in September, to the series of Persian stamps issued in 1915. All of these overprints are uncommon, the cheapest costing US$25 and the rarer varieties ranging up to US$6,000. As might be expected, forgeries have been produced. Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as envelopes (cover)s. ... This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... October 16 is the 289th day of the year (290th in Leap years). ... An overprint is the addition of text (and sometimes graphics) to the face of a postage stamp after it has been printed. ... 1911 was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive. ...

External link

  • Bushehr, The Persian Gulf

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