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Encyclopedia > Bushehr Province
Bushehr Province
استان بوشهر
Location
Info
Admin. Center:
 • Coordinates:
Bushehr
 • 28.9184° N 50.8382° E
Area : 22,743 km²
Population(2005):
 • Density :
816,115
 • 35.9/km²
No. of Counties: 9
Time zone: UTC+3:30
Main language(s): Persian
Luri

Bushehr (Persian:استان بوشهر) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, with a long coastline onto the Persian Gulf. Its center is Bandar-e-Bushehr, the provincial capital. The province has seven counties: Bushehr, Dashti, Daylam, Kangan, Genaveh and Tangestan. In 2005, the province had a population of approximately 816,115 people. province of Iran File links The following pages link to this file: Bushehr Province Categories: GFDL images ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Bushehr or Bushire (بوشهر), pop. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A geographical political division in Iran. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Luri is a dialect of Persian language. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Perso-Arabic script. ... Iran consists of 30 provinces: Provinces are governed from a local center, mostly the largest local city. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Bushehr or Bushire (بوشهر), pop. ... Bushehr or Bushire (بوشهر), pop. ... Dasht is a Persian word, Dashti means of the (belonging to or orginating from) Dasht. ...

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History

The Greeks knew of Bushehr by Mezambria during the battles of Nearchus. A French excavating team however in 1913 determined the origin of Bushehr to date back to the Elamite Empire. A city there, known as Lyan, contained a templethat was designed to protect the compound from naval attacks. Its remains can still be seen today 10 kilometers south of the present city of Bushehr. Nearchus (or Nearchos) was one of the officers in the army of Alexander the Great. ... An Elamite Man in Persepolis The ancient Elamite Empire (تمدن عیلام in Persian) lay to the east of Sumer and Akkad, in what is now southwestern Iran. ...


A key turning point in the history of Bor event of significance is known to have taken place in this region until the arrival of the European colonialists in the 16th century.


The Portuguese, invaded the city of Bushehr in 1506 and remained there until Shah Abbas Safavi successfully defeated and liberated the Persian Gulf region of their presence. By 1734, Bushehr had once again risen to prominence due to Nadir Shah of the Afsharid dynasty, and his military policies in The Persian Gulf. Shah Abbas I of Safavid at a banquet Detail from a celing fresco; Chehel Sotoun palace; Isfahan Shah Abbas King of the Persians Copper engraving by Dominicus Custos, from his Atrium heroicum Caesarum pub. ... Nadir Shah’s portrait from the collection of Smithsonian Institute Nadir Shah (Persian: نادر شاه) (Nadir Qoli Beg (Persian: نادر قلی بیگ), also Tahmasp-Qoli Khan (Persian: تهماسپ قلی خان) also Nadir Shah Afshar (Persian: نادر شاه افشار) ) (October 22, 1688 - June 19, 1747) ruled as Shah of Iran (1736–47) and was the founder of the short-lived Turkic Afsharid... Afsharid Dynasty (1723-1735) Bronze statue of Nader Shah, by Master Sadighi. ...


Bushehr was selected by Nadir to be the central base of Nadir's Naval fleet in the Persian Gulf. He thus changed the name of the city to Bandar e Nadiriyeh (Nadir's Port). He hired an Englishman by the name of John Elton to help build his fleet. Dutch accounts report his naval fleet to have amounted to 8000-10000 personnel as well as several ship construction installations. Elton John in sunglasses Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born March 25, 1947) is a British rock music singer, songwriter, and pianist, who is one of the most successful solo artists in music history. ...


After Nadir's death, the Dutch continued to have good commercial relations in Bushehr, until the British made their debut in Bushehr in 1763 by a contract they signed with Karim Khan of the Zand dynasty. By then, the city of Bushehr had become Iran's major port city in the Persian Gulf. By the Qajar era, Britain, Norway, Russia, Italy, France, Germany, and the Ottomans had diplomatic and commercial offices there, with Britain steadily gaining a foothold in the area. Close to 100 British ships are reported to have docked at the port city every year during the Qajar era. Karim Khan Zand, (Persian: کریم خان زند), (c. ... Vakeel mosque, Shiraz. ... Map of the Persian Gulf. ... Ottoman redirects here. ...


Bushehr today

Aside from the revived port city of Bushehr, which is the second main naval port of Iran after Bandar Abbas, Bushehr also has come back recently in the spotlight for three main reasons: Bushehr or Bushire (بوشهر), pop. ... Categories: Iran geography stubs | Cities in Iran | Coastal cities ...


Kharg Island (Khark Island)

During the Iran-Iraq war, Iran's major petroleum But even Kharg was not immune from Iraqi air raids. Kharg Island from space, April 1993 Kharg Island (Persian: جزیره خارک, also sometimes written as Khark Island) is a continental island in the Persian Gulf belonging to Iran (Persia). ... Combatants  Iran Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Iraq Peoples Mujahedin of Iran Commanders Ruhollah Khomeini Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Ali Shamkhani Mostafa Chamran â€  Saddam Hussein Ali Hassan al-Majid Strength 305,000 soldiers 500,000 Pasdaran and Basij militia 900 tanks 1,000 armored vehicles 3,000 artillery pieces 470 aircraft...


Bushehr Nuclear Reactor

Main article. This article is about Irans civilian nuclear program. ...


The Bushehr Light water PWR Nuclear Reactor, designed by Siemens AG, built by the Russians, is Iran's first Nuclear Reactor. Core of a small nuclear reactor used for research. ... Siemens redirects here. ...


The industrial corridor of Assalouyeh

Pars Special Energy Economic Zone in Assalouyeh.

As many as 70,000 foreign engineers and technicians are currently working in this industrial zone 270 kilometers south of the provincial capital. This zone is where the nearby famous South Pars Gas field is located, where Iran has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in infrastructure. The South Pars Gas field is the world's largest natural gas field. Asalouyeh (Persian: عسلویه) also transcribed Assalouyeh and Assaluyeh, and sometimes prefixed by bandar, meaning port) is a town in southern Iran, in Bushehr Province. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Asalouyeh (Persian: عسلویه) also transcribed Assalouyeh and Assaluyeh, and sometimes prefixed by bandar, meaning port) is a town in southern Iran, in Bushehr Province. ...


The Assalouyeh industrial zone is deemed so lucrative that even American companies such as American Allied International Corp and Halliburton have bypassed American sanctions to become somehow involved in the zone.[1] For other uses, see Haliburton. ...


Colleges and universities

Bushehr University of Medical Sciences (BPUMS), is a medical school in Bushehr Province of Iran. ... Persian Gulf University is a university in Bushehr Province of Iran. ...

Some attractions of Bushehr

Despite its unique potentials, Bushehr remains to be developed for absorbing tourists and seriously lacks the necessary investment for tourism. The city of Bushehr has 3-star hotels, an airport, and modern amenities. The Cultural heritage Organization of Iran lists up to 45 sites of historical and cultural significance in the province. Some are listed below:

  • Persian Gulf Beach(Bushehr)
  • Deje Borazjan
  • kakhe tauke (borazjan)
  • Shahzade Ebrahim (Shazabreim)
  • Qal'eh Holandiha (The Dutch Castle)
  • Mabad Poseidon, (Poseidon's temple)
  • Gurestan Bastani (the ancient cemetery)
  • Imamzadeh Mir Mohammed Hanifeh
  • Aramgah (tomb of) Haj Mohammed Ibrahim Esfahani
  • The Old Church of Kharg Island
  • Qavam water reservoir
  • Qazi House
  • Maqbareh (tomb of) the English General
  • Shaykh Sadoon Mosque
  • The Holy Crist Church
  • House of Raies Ali Delvari
  • House of Malik
  • The ancient site of Ray-Shahr which is located 8 km south of Bushehr.
  • Tomb of Abdul mohaymrn
  • House Darya Baygui
  • House of Dehdashti

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External links

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