It is located 115 km South-west of Ahwaz on Arvand river.
This economical center is rich in mineral resources, with
Ahwaz (center of the
Ahwaz city dates back to the 2nd millennium BC. Remains of
a bridge and catacombs in Eastern part of Ahwaz are of its
ancient monuments. Caroun, the largest and the only
navigable river in Iran flows through the city. This hot
city has mild climate in winter. Its bazaar, banks of
Caroun and palm groves are visible.
It is situated in the East of Khuzistan. In the early 14th
century, a city called "Arajan", which had been
built in Sassanid monarch near present Behbahan, was
ruined and people moved into Behbahan. The ancient part of
Arajan is located 12 km North-east of Behbahan on Maroun
river. A mausoleum, in which there is bronze coffin,
golden ring called "the ring of power" and
bronze cup, belong to Elamite period are found in Arajan.
It is located in the North of Khuzistan, 150 km
from Ahwaz. The earliest evidence of man, found on Choqa
Mish hill, 40 km South-east of Dezfoul, belongs to 6th
millennium BC. This city was built in Sassanid period.
Karkheh Palace, 18 km South-west of Dezfoul, and remains
of a bridge across Dez river belong to Sassanid
This leading port, at the confluence of Caroun, Tigris and
Euphrates, links with Trans-Iranian Railway. It is located
128 km via land and 168 km via Caroun river from Ahwaz.
Its weather is mild in winter and muggy in summer.
It is the second greatest port in Iran, which is
used for the export of oil and gas.
This Easternmost town of Khuzistan was the first capital
of Achaemenid monarch. Among its ancient monuments,
"Solomon Soffe" and stony monument called
"Bard Neshandeh", 25 km North-east of the town,
date back to Achaemenid period.