— city — Coordinates: Coordinates: Country Iran Province Khuzestan County Izeh Bakhsh Central Population (2006) – Total 103,695 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30) – Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
Izeh (Persian: ايذه, also Romanized as Īz̄eh; also known as Malāmir, Izaj, Anzan, Anshan, and Malemir) is a city in and the capital of Izeh County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 103,695, in 20,127 families.
Izeh has temperate weather in spring and summer, although in winter it is usually the coldest city in the Khuzestan province. Izeh is populated by Bakhtiari, a tribe living in the northern part of the Khuzestan area. It is an agricultural rather than an industrial city. The foremost product is rice (locally called Berenj) that mostly comes from Susan, Sheyvand, Meydavood and Chitanbe.
Izeh also has mines of rocks and minerals. It is famous for its dam and ancient monuments that are located in Kul-e Farah, Eshkaft-e Salman, Khongazhdar , Tagh e Tavileh , Shir-e Sangi (Stone Lion cemetery) , Shahsavar relief , Khong e Kamalvand , Khong e Ajdar , Khong e Yaralivand and Sheyvand relief.
In the Elamite period it was known as Ayapir and sometimes Ayatem. Arabs called the town as Idhaj. The local dynasty of Lor Atabakan the Greats (Atabakan-e-Lor-e-Bozorg) renamed it in Malemir or Malmir ("king’s house" or "capital"). This name has been used until 1935 when with government’s approval, it is changed again to Izeh. Nevertheless it’s sometimes called as Izeh-Malemir.
- ^ Izeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067328" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
- ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)" (Excel). Islamic Republic of Iran. http://www.amar.org.ir/DesktopModules/FTPManager/upload/upload2360/newjkh/newjkh/06.xls.
- IḎEH, Encyclopædia Iranica
- Izeh Photo Gallery from the Khuzestan Governorship
- Ayapir at fravahr.org
Khuzestan Province Capital Counties (A-K)
and CitiesAhvaz · HamidiyehAndika CountyQaleh-ye KhvajehAndimeshk · HoseyniyehBagh-e Malek CountyBagh-e Malek · Qaleh Tall · SeydunBavi CountyMollasani · Sheybani · VeysBehbahan · Aghajari · SardashtSusangerd · BostanGotvand CountyGotvand · Jannat MakanHaftgel CountyHaftgelHendijan · ZahrehHoveyzeh CountyHoveyzeh · RafiIzeh · Dehdez
and CitiesOmidiyeh · JayezanRamshir CountyRamshirShush · Alvan · Horr
Abadan's museum · Gundishapur · Acropole of Shush · Apadana in Susa · Arjan castle, Behbahan · Asak ancient city, Hendijan · Chagadom tappe fire temple · Chogha Mish Proto-Elamite site · Chogha Zanbil · Dav o Dokhtar castle, Ramhormoz · Dez Dam · Eshkaft-e Salman · Gargar bridge, Shushtar · Haft Tepe · Hoor-al-azim lagoon · Imamzadeh Roudband, Dezful · Imamzadeh Sabz-e-ghaba, Dezful · Karkheh dam · Khorramshahr mosque, Battle of Khorramshahr · Kul-e Farah · lake of Karkheh dam · Lake of Karun · Lali bridge · Meyangaran lagoon · Rangooni's mosque · Salasel castle, Shushtar · Shadegan lagoon · Shevi waterfall, Dezful · Shush-Daniel · Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System · Shushtar Watermills · Susa · Shush Castle · Taryana · Tobiron valley, Dezful · Tomb of Daniel, Shush · White bridge, Ahvaz · Ya'qub-i Laith's tomb, Dezful
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