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Full nameBushehr
Official nameBushehr
Native nameبوشهر
Settlement typecity
Total Population161674 (2006)
Other information
Time zoneIRST (UTC+3:30)
- Summer (DST)IRDT (UTC+4:30)

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Bushehr ( ; also Romanized as Būshehr, Bouchehr, Buschir, Busehr, and Bushire; also Bandar Bushehr ( , also Romanized as Bandar Būshehr and Bandar-e Būshehr; also known as Abuschehr, Abu Shehr, and Bandar Abu Shehr) is the capital city of Bushehr Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 161,674, in 40,771 families.

Bushehr lies in a vast plain running along the coastal region on the Persian Gulf coast of southwestern Iran. It is the chief seaport of the country and the administrative centre of its province. Its location is about 1218 km (756.8 mi) south of Tehran. The local climate is hot and humid.

The city structures are traditional in style, modest in proportion and cost. Due to its lack of rail connection to the interior of the country and its shallow anchorage, it has lost its position as the primary port of Persia/Iran, to other ports such as Abadan, Khorramshahr, and as of late, to the [[deep water ports] such as Bandar Abbas and Chabahar port complex.

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