Travel To Ahvaz

Everything about Ahvaz

Ahvaz is one of the metropolises of Iran, located in the central part of Ahvaz city and known as the center of Khuzestan province. According to the official statistics of 2011, the population of this city is 1,112,021 people, which is considered as the seventh most populated city in Iran. Ahvaz is located at 31 ° 20 north latitude and 48 ° 40 east longitude, in the plain section of Khuzestan and at a height of 12 meters above the sea level. Each of Ahvaz with an area of ​​18,650 hectares, as one of the largest cities in Iran.

The National Iranian Oil Company and the largest Iranian oil producer is based in Ahvaz, and the National Iranian Drilling Company, the largest drilling company in the country, is also focused on Ahvaz. Some of the country’s largest motherland factories in this city. The Karoon River is the largest river in Iran, originating from the Bakhtiari Mountains and divides the city into two parts, East and West, by entering to Ahvaz.

Air Pollution of Ahvaz: According to official statistics, Ahvaz after Isfahan and Tehran has the highest air pollution. The rate of air pollution in this city is rising day by day. The most important cause of air pollution in Ahvaz is dust and transportation within the city, and other factors of pollution are the spread of urban sprawl and reaching factories such as “Iran Carbon” and “Steel of Khuzestan”.

Ahvaz spectacular and entertainment places:

Karoon River: Karoon was the largest and most ripe river in Iran, it is considered a memorable place for the South of country, but today the river is in danger of dehydration and drought. The Karoon River, with a length of 950 km, is the longest river in Iran, the main source of which is Zardukh in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari province.

The Karoon, which is supplied Ahvaz drinking water, has the potential to become a very entertaining place of recreation and hosts domestic and foreign tourists. This river was registered on February 2010 in the list of natural heritage of Iran.


Everything about Ahvaz Attraction


Abdul Hamid Market: Abdul Hamid Market is the oldest market in Ahvaz, located on the Nazirpour street. The caravan site of Sheikh Khazal is on this market. It was the main marketplace for the city’s shopping mall. At that time, most wealthy towns and aristocrats were buying more than the Abdulhamid market, but today Ahvaz is of the cheapest city in the world. The market is dating back more than a century.


Kaveh Market: Kaveh Market belongs to the Pahlavi era, and in addition to fresh fruit and vegetables, Ahvaz souvenirs can also be bought from there like fish and fresh shrimp, cookies, dates, dill, palm sap, ardah(ardeh), halvah shikari(sweets paste) and halvah ardeh are found in abundance in this market. The smell of the delicious southern pickles will come to you to. You can even get souvenirs from the good spices of this market.

The contemporary art Museum: Ahvaz Museum of contemporary art built in 1959 which includes 2 floors and 5 galleries. In the treasury of this museum, 70 works are preserved, 60 of which belong to artists of Khuzestan province and 10 of them belong to artists of other provinces. The museum hosts conferences, workshops, various artistic training courses and artistic seminars.


Moein-al-Tojar building in Ahvaz


This building was built at the time of Naser-al-Din Shah from Qajar dynasty in Ahvaz. In fact, this structure is located near the white bridge, which is in the old city of Ahvaz. Moein-al-Tojar Cultural Center is a leading business traveler of Bushehr, Haj Mohammad Taqi Moein-al-Tojar, and today it has become a place to visit tourists. This building was registered on November 1998.

The White Bridge of Ahvaz: White Bridge is one of the most important symbols of Ahvaz. This is the most iconic place in Ahvaz which was built on the Karoon River in 1936 and is the first suspension bridge of Iran. You can take beautiful photos of Karoon river over the bridge and have a great memorable trip to Ahvaz. The White Bridge was registered on November 1999 in the National Iranian Book List.


Ahvaz Triangle shaped Faculty: The University is located along the Karoon River. The building was opened in 1929 as a central bank building of Ahvaz, During the World War 2, when Ahvaz occupied by allied powers, this building became their military headquarters. Eventually, in 1957, it became the medical school of Jundishapur University, and has cultural usage since that time. From 1986 to 2010, the building was used as the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Literature at Jundishapur University but is currently being renovated.

The triangular shape building is about 3,000 square meters. You can see the special features of the Pahlavi era in the architecture, the circular porch arches and the central courtyard porches of this structure. The Iconic tile design is the same as the bricks, which is one of the most prominent architectural features.

Ahvaz Historical Areas:

  • Ajram Hall: The National registered in 2001, this building was used in the past as a caravanserai and Sheikh Khazal market.
  • House of Justice
  • Moein-al-Tojar House
  • Nafisi House
  • Shahid Bandar Square or Chaharshir(four lions).  National Register of National Treasures
  • The old dam
  • Shoushtar Dam which is belong to Achamaenid era
  • Ahvaz Dam which is belong to the Sassanid era
  • Shapour High School
  • Jundishapur Hospital
  • Railroad Organizations (Eight Bangleh)
  • Residential homes of the railway
  • Faculty of Literature
  • Home Park

Ahvaz traditional foods:

  • Bakhtiari kebab
  • Emgesht (which is a type of dried fish and salty)
  • Seafood that is cooked using fish such as salmon fish.
  • A bowl of rice with beef.

Economy & Social

Ahvaz is one of the most important oil-rich regions in Iran. Oil and Gas, which is the most important natural resource of the country, was discovered and extracted for the first time around 80 years ago, and since then, many oil fields have been discovered and exploited in this province, which is one of the most important  They are Ahvaz oil fields. Abadan Refinery, Imam Port and Mahshahr Petrochemical Complex are examples of oil-related industries in this province. In general, Khuzestan’s industry is divided into two categories: handicrafts and machinery. The factory can be divided into two categories of heavy industry and light industry in terms of raw material consumption and quality of production. The heavy industry includes extraction and refining of oil including Abadan refinery, Masjed Soleiman Distillery, and the petrochemical industry including Razi Chemical Complex, Abadan Petrochemical Complex, Khark Petrochemical Complex, Iranian Japanese Petrochemical Complex, rolling mills And Ahvaz pipes. But Khuzestan style industries include sugar milling, paper making, palm packing, fishing industry and electrical industry.  Meanwhile, the old sugar cane industry in Khuzestan is a paper-making complex called Haftppa that has been producing paper for a long-time using cane waste.


Khuzestan province contains a variety of genders of human beings. For many years, the followers of other rituals also lived in this province. Most inhabitants of Khuzestan province are Arabs, and they are called “port” to these Arab people living in the southern coastal strip that has characteristics of the Persians. Most Arabs in Iran still speak Arabic.  The beginning of the Arab migration to Khuzestan dates to the pre-Islamic period, the time of the Sassanid rule. But after the victory of the Muslims over the Iranian, tribes migrated to Iran and chose this place for their reign. But today, the Arab population living in Khuzestan has a minority in comparison with Persian-speaking ethnic groups such as Bakhtiari, Shushtari and Dezfuli.

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