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Rivers, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Bazoft River, Shahr-e-Kord & Brujen   

Karoon River, Shahr-e-Kord & Brujen   

Lordegan River, Lordegan   

Zayandeh Rood River, Shahr-e-Kord   

Other Rivers, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari   

Due to its natural terrain, the province of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari has numerous rivers, springs and rivulets, the fringes of which offer places for leisure and recreation. Natural conditions provide suitable habitat for a variety of birds, fish and wildlife. Also it is a suitable background for sports such as swimming, fishing and canoeing or rowing facilities, thereby drawing a number of tourists to this region. It is worth mentioning that in the province of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari there are about 200 large and small rivers along with a network of streams running through this territory. There are two large rivers flowing in this area named Zayandeh Rood (River) and Karoon River, the banks of which provides recreational spots.

Bazoft River, Shahr-e-Kord & Brujen


The fringes of the Bazoft River have access to the roads to Shahr-e-Kord and Masjed Soleiman. In its lengthy course the river meanders through forests, valleys and passes and hence supplies water to all the rural areas that it flows by and ultimately joins the Karoon River. Here the Cherry Gorge adds to the fascinating surrounding beauty as this pass is known to be one of its kind, especially because of the dense forests around it.

Karoon River, Shahr-e-Kord & Brujen

 The western and south western jurisdiction of the province consists of Lordegan, Khan Mirza, Felard, and southern Bazoft. It is through these regions that the various branches of the Karoon River flow. Hence, providing recreational areas because to certain elements which help to elevate circumstances, such as suitable weather conditions during summer months existing tributaries or branches of the Karoon River and access to Khuzestan province by the land route. Besides which the dense chestnut forests enhance the beauty en route.

Karoon River

Alongside this river rural settlements and temporary tribal settlements of the Bakhtiyari Tribe can be taken into account, moreover, this provides economic and social welfare in their lifestyle as well. This vicinity provides other attractions such as fishing, canoeing, swimming resting places, as well as tribal areas or spaces and other places of interest are well worth mentioning.

Lordegan River, Lordegan


 On the fringes of the Lordegan River lush rice fields come to view, especially in the months of spring and summer. Most of the rivers in the province of Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari have a wide variety of fish the most important being the Siah Shakuli a species of the Cyprinid. Besides which this area due to climatic conditions provides facilities for the nurturing of Trout.

Zayandeh Rood River, Shahr-e-Kord

This river flows its course from Garagoosh in the northeast to Chelvan near Saman and depicts a perfect recreational area in this province. This vicinity comprises of the villages of Gonagoosh, Garm Dareh, Markadeh, Qoochan, Sadeq Abad, Hovreh, Dashti, Cham Khalifeh, Cham Jangal, and Cham Chang which draw hordes of families to this area generally from the third week of the month of May till nearly the end of September.

Other Rivers, Chahar Mahal Va Bakhtiyari

Other rivers in this province are named as follows: Kiyan River, Aaq Balaq River, Aab Vanak River, Koreh River, Sabz River, Khan Mirza River, Chelleh Khaneh River, Garm River, Khersan River, Aab Koohrang River, Aab Kori River, Aab Tungan River, Aab Jahanbeen River, Aab Dareh Kal River, Aabha-e-Garfaq.They also provide recreational and leisuring spots.

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