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Ahvaz, as the capital of Khuzestan province, is one of the most important cities in Iran. Follow this article to get acquainted with interesting facts and points about this city.

Ahvaz is one of the metropolises of Iran. This city, which is also the capital of Khuzestan province, enjoys many natural and cultural attractions. From the beautiful beaches of Karun Khoroshan to the groves of this region, all have given special beauty to this city; But unfortunately, in recent years, for various reasons, we have witnessed a lot of pollution due to fine dust in this area.

However, in this article, we will discuss some interesting facts and points about this city.

1. For the name of Ahvaz, the theory that has been proposed indicates that Ahvaz is the plural of "Hoz" which is considered as "Khoz" and is in fact for the Khozians living in Khuzestan.

2. Ahvaz was one of the major cities of Khuzestan during the Sassanid era and was one of the major centers of the textile industry. It was also one of the centers of Christianity in Iran and one of the episcopal regions of Khuzestan.

3. The Khozis were an early people living in this land and were related to the Elamites.

4. In 1309, the first spinning and weaving factory was built in Ahvaz. Over time, the plant closed. Also, on December 10, 2000, this building was registered as a national monument. Finally, unfortunately, in September 2005, its remains were destroyed.

5. Geographically, the northern and central parts of Ahvaz are flat and relatively fertile plains. On the eastern and western outskirts of the city are sand and sand dunes that run parallel to the Zagros highlands, from northwest to southeast.

6. Ahvaz city is in the hot and dry climate group. The amount of precipitation in this area is less than 250 mm per year.

7. In winter, the temperature drops to 5 degrees Celsius and in summer it rises to 50 degrees Celsius.

8. Ahvaz Municipality was established in 1304 AH, but in 1308 it officially started working.

9. Ahvaz is currently divided into 8 urban areas.

10. Ahvaz, with an area of ​​8,000 square kilometers, has a population of 1.5 million.

11. The population of Ahvaz is composed of different ethnicities such as Arabs, Bakhtiari, Behbahani, Dezfuli, Ramhormozi and Shushtari.

12. In 1303 AD, following the outbreak of cholera in Shushtar, the government center of Khuzestan, he was transferred to Dezful and then to Ahvaz for a year, and Ahvaz still remains.

13. Karun is a river that is called Karn, Karnak and Goharrang in the ancient inscriptions and is considered as one of the first regions where human civilizations were formed. Karun is also the largest and longest river in Iran and the Middle East.

14. The trade that started in Karun around 1270 AD caused the growth and prosperity of this region and especially Ahvaz.

15. The most important plant and valuable products of Ahwaz are: dates, citrus fruits, olives and edible mushrooms. Eucalyptus, melon, acacia, acacia, fig, palm, boxwood, kingfisher, rose, paper flower and nightshade are some of the tree species that are cultivated in abundance in this region.

16. Weaving all kinds of fabrics, kilims, carpets, rugs, carpentry, enameling and making metal tools and engraving are among the industries of this region.

17. According to statistics, Ahvaz has the highest air pollution in the country after Tehran and Isfahan.

18. Iran's largest oil producer is based in Ahvaz. Ahvaz is also the largest drilling company in the country.

19. Ahwaz souvenirs include dates, date cookies and local clothes.

20. In the end, it is interesting to know that Ahvaz has about 28 parks and also the largest indoor amusement park in Iran is to be built in this city.

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