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Bostan, Iran

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Bostan

بستان
City
Bostan is located in Iran
Bostan
Bostan
Coordinates: 31°43′18″N 47°59′12″E / 31.72167°N 47.98667°E / 31.72167; 47.98667Coordinates: 31°43′18″N 47°59′12″E / 31.72167°N 47.98667°E / 31.72167; 47.98667
Country Iran
ProvinceKhuzestan
CountyDasht-e Azadegan
BakhshBostan
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Total8,476 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Bostan (Persian: بستان‎, also Romanized as Bostān; also known as Basāţīn, Bisaitin, and Bustān)[2] is a city and capital of Bostan District, in Dasht-e Azadegan County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,314, in 1,257 families.[3] It is mainly known for its battles during the Iran–Iraq War, the Operation Tariq al-Qods.[4]

The city

The city is situated in the Khuzestan province in Iran, with the cities of Dehloran to the north, Dezful to the east, Hoveizeh to the south, Susangerd to the southeast, and Iraq to the west. The city itself holds a grand mosque and municipal building.

The people are primarily Arabic with a Persian minority, speaking both Arabic and Persian. The city and surrounding villages consist mainly of the Bani Taraf tribe.

Geography

Low rolling hills are situated in the northeast and the Karkheh River runs close to the town proper. Water from this river is pumped regularly into the farmlands. Sand dunes and marshes are situated to the northwest, along with a narrow pass called Tang-e-Chazzabeh.

Economy

The cities main source of income comes from production of foods, livestock, and handicrafts. Buffalo, bull, camels, and sheep are regularly exported to other cities. Oil is also a primary resource.

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Bostan, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3056939" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.
  4. ^ The operation of Tariq-al-Quds and Bostan conquest mashreghnews.ir Retrieved 2 Jan 2019
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