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  • Iran
  • Ahvaz
  • 528 km²
  • +3:30 UTC
  • IRR
  • AWZ
  • Persian
  • 1.1 Milion

General Information About Ahvaz

Located on the Karun River, Ahvaz developed as a flourishing pre-Islamic city, and it became the capital of the province of Khuzistan in the late tenth century. Its silk textile and sugar production were very important. Ahvaz declined after the Mongol invasions.

History and Culture

Ahvaz is the anagram of "Avaz" and "Avaja" which appear in Darius's epigraph. This word appears in Naqsh-Rostam inscription as "Khaja" or "Khooja" too. First named Ōhrmazd-Ardašēr it was built near the beginning of the Sassanid dynasty on what historians believe to have been the site of the old city of Taryana, a notable city under the Persian Achaemenid dynasty, or the city of Aginis referred to in Greek sources where Nearchus and his fleet entered the Pafitigris. It was founded either by Ardashir I in 230 or by his grandson Hormizd I; the town's name either combined Ardashir's name with the Zoroastrian name for God, Ōhrmazd or Hormizd's name with that of his grandfather. It became the seat of the province, and was also referred to as Hūmšēr. During the Sassanid era, an irrigation system and several dams were constructed, and the city prospered. Examples of Sassanid-era dams are Band-e Bala-rud, Band-e Mizan, Band-e Borj Ayar and Band-e Khak. The city replaced Susa, the ancient capital of Susiana, as the capital of what was then called Khuzestān. The city had two sections; the nobles of the city lived in one part while the other was inhabited by merchants.When the Arabs invaded the area in 640, the part of the city home to the nobility was demolished but the Hūj-ī-stānwāčār "Market of Khūz State", the merchant area, remained intact. The city was therefore renamed Sūq al-Ahwāz, "Market of the Khuz", a semi-literal translation of the Persian name of this quarter - Ahwāz being the Arabic broken plural of Hûz, taken from the ancient Persian term for the native Elamite peoples, remaining in medieval khūzīg "of the Khuzh" and modern Khuzestān "Khuz State", as noted by Dehkhoda dictionary.

During the Umayyad and Abbasid eras, Ahvaz flourished as a center for the cultivation of sugarcane and as the home of many well-known scholars. It is discussed by such respected medieval historians and geographers as ibn Hawqal, Tabari, Istakhri, al-Muqaddasi, Ya'qubi, Masudi, and Mostowfi Qazvini. Nearby stood the Academy of Gundishapur, where the modern-day teaching hospital is said to have been first established. Ahvaz was devastated in the bloody Mongol invasions of the 13th and 14th centuries and subsequently declined into a mere village. The dam and irrigation channels, no longer maintained, eroded and finally collapsed early in the 19th century. During this time Ahvaz was primarily inhabited by the original Khuzhis (Persians) and a small number of Sabians. Although most Arab migrants fled the city, a few stayed. Some minor cultivation continued, while all evidence of sugarcane plantations is still going on in Haft Teppe area in north of Ahvaz, although ruins of sugarcane mills from the medieval era remained in existence. Several ruins of water mills also still remain in Shoush and Shoushtar.

Ahvaz Main Districts


Amanieh is in west of Karoon river between Lashkar bridge and University square. Lashkar abad is one od the oldest neighborhood of Ahvaz. In this part of the city, are located most government offices including Governor House, Department of Urban Development, Government, Finance Department, General Register Office for Civil registration, education, railway station, Razi hospital, stadium blankets and martyr Chamran University Faculty of Literature and Foreign Languages.

Baghe Moein

One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Ahvaz. The urban district favors to the number of trees that are mostly pink. This area leads from one side to the street 24 meters and the other to the Karun River.That's why at the end of some streets, embankments built of brick, When high river flow has not entered the neighborhood.

Lashkar Abad

the old name of this very big neighborhood that is located in west of Karoun river and opposite of Chamran University is Lashka Abad and Its current name is the Gate University. in arabic has been Rofaish, that means small turtle. Arabs constitute the majority of its population. This old neighborhood represents the traditional context and the Arab Ahwaz. It's because of numbers of falafel stores is known to Falafel markets.

Farhang Shahr

Farhangshahr from north in near to Razmandegan town that is located in southwest of Ahvaz. There remains calm and quiet neighborhood in Ahvaz and high level of security than the rest.

Ahvaz Useful Tips


Best Time To Go

The best time to visit Ahwaz will be when the average temperatures are at a comfortable level (between 20°C / 68.0°F and 30°C / 86.0°F on average) which is during months April and October. However, there are other good times to visit Ahwaz, but it will be little hotter (for Ahwaz this is between 30°C / 86.0°F and 40°C / 104.0°F on average). These are during months May, June, July, August and September. You might also consider visiting Ahwaz during January, February, March, November and December when the average temperatures are a little cooler.

Local Food

Types of Fish such as Fried fish , Vegetable Fish and Shoor Fish( Emgeshet) ,different Types of Polow like Behbahan Polow or Mofatah ,kebab such as Zard Kabab and Kabab Shireh.


Souvenir and Handicraft

A variety of handicrafts native to Khuzestan will be on show including hand-woven rugs, carpets, straw mats, mosaic work and inlay creation, which is the art of making pictures and geometric designs with thin slices of colored wood.

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