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Ahvaz

Ahwaz
Administration
Full nameAhvaz
Official nameAhvaz
Native nameاهواز
Settlement typecity
CountryIran
ProvinceKhuzestan
CountyAhvaz
BakhshCentral
Government
MayorSaeed Mombeini
Geography
Elevation52 ft (15.8 m)
Demography
Total Population969843 (2006)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)

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Ahvaz ( , also Romanized as Ahvāz and Ahwāz, / ALA-LC: al-Ahwāz; formerly, Bandar-e Nāşer, Bandar Nāsirī, Nāsiri, and Nāşerī) is a city in and the capital of Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 969,843, in 212,097 families.

Ahvaz is built on the banks of the Karun River and is situated in the middle of Khūzestān Province. The city has an average elevation of 20 meters above sea level.


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