هويزه (in Persian)
الهويزة (in Arabic)
|• Total||19,481 |
|Time zone||UTC+3:30 (IRST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+4:30 (IRDT)|
Hoveyzeh (Persian: هویزه, Arabic: الهويزة also Romanized as Havizeh, Hawiza, Hawīzeh, Hovayze, and Hovayzeh; also known as Hūzgān or Khūzgān) is a city and capital of Hoveyzeh County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 14,422, in 2,749 families.
Hoveyzeh is located near the border with Iraq. Iranian Arabs make up the majority of its population. The Hoveizeh region is rich in oil and is an agricultural area. The city sustained heavy casualties and ubiquitous damage during the Iran–Iraq War.
Hoveyzeh means "granny" (grandmother)
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