Khuzestan Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the southwest of the country, bordering Iraq’s Basra Province and the Persian Gulf. Its capital is Ahvaz and it covers an area of 63,238 km2.
Other major cities include Behbahan, Abadan, Andimeshk, Khorramshahr, Bandar Imam, Dezful, Shushtar, Omidiyeh, Izeh, Baq-e-Malek, Mah Shahr, Susangerd, Ramhormoz, Shadegan, Susa, Masjed Soleiman, Minoo Island and Hoveizeh.
As the most ancient Iranian province, it is often referred to as the “birthplace of the nation”, as this is where the history of the Persian Empire begins. Historically, Khuzestan is what historians refer to as ancient Elam, whose capital was in Susa.
The climate of Khuzestan is generally hot and occasionally humid, particularly in the south, while winters are much more cold and dry. Summertime temperatures routinely exceed 40 degrees Celsius and in the winter it can drop below freezing, with occasional snowfall, all the way south to Ahvaz.
Geocoding of khouzestan, Iran: 31.3273°N 48.6940°E
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