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Hoveyzeh

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Howeyzeh

هويزه (in Persian)
الهويزة (in Arabic)
City
Ali Khamenei in Hoveyzeh Martyrs' Cemetery (6).jpg
Howeyzeh is located in Iran
Howeyzeh
Howeyzeh
Coordinates: 31°27′43″N 48°04′26″E / 31.46194°N 48.07389°E / 31.46194; 48.07389Coordinates: 31°27′43″N 48°04′26″E / 31.46194°N 48.07389°E / 31.46194; 48.07389
Country Iran
ProvinceKhuzestan
CountyHoveyzeh
BakhshCentral
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Total19,481 [1]
Time zoneUTC+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[2]) is a city and capital of Hoveyzeh County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 14,422, in 2,749 families.[3]

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)

See also


References

  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Hoveyzeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067180" 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.


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