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Townships, Bushehr


The township of Bushehr is located in a vast plain running along the coastal region. The capital is Bandar-e-Bushehr or the "Port of Bushehr". This port is at a distance of 1,218 km. from Tehran, and has a hot, humid climate. Since the past, this port has been one of the important ones in Persian Gulf which has an international airport too. During the 1st and 2nd Millennium BC., the Peninsula of Bushehr was a thriving and flourishing seat of civilization called "Rey Shahr".

picture of Vessel Building Workshop (Jofreh)

Vessel Building Workshop (Jofreh)

Many relics have been found in this regard related to the Elamite era and the civilization of Shoosh. These structures of "Rey Shahr" are said to be related to Ardeshir Sassanide and Rey Shahr was formerly known by the name of Ram Ardeshir. Thereby through the passage of time came to be called Rey Shahr and thence Bushehr.

Dashtestan (Burazjan)

picture of A Natural Landscape of Fariab (Dashtestan)

A Natural Landscape of Fariab (Dashtestan)

This township is in the north of Bushehr, its center being "Burazjan", which lies at a distance of 1,147 km. from Tehran. Dashtestan experiences an extremely warm climate and in past was known as "Shabankareh" its center is the ancient city of "Eij". Burazjan was one of its basis, where there are the remnants of an ancient castle.


Dashti (Khormoj)

picture of An Old Embossment Work (Dashti)

An Old Embossment Work (Dashti)

This township is in the south of the province its capital city being "Khormoj". Kaki was the center of the Dashti block and it was used to be called Mandestan. The relics of this vicinity

 has one temple and one ancient tower but the natural attractions of the area can draw the attention of the numerous sight-seeing visitors.



Dayer is located on the coast of Persian Gulf, its center being "Bandar-e-Dayer". The same is 50 km. south west of "Bandar-e-Taheri". The "Jalal Khan Hakem" castle (which is more that 200 years old) is in this city. Imamzadeh Shah Mohammad is also located in this area.



This township is located to the north of the province and near the coast of Persian Gulf. Its center is the historical city of Daylam. Evidence of two ancient ports in this area, such as Mahruban located 24 km. north of Daylam and "Bandar-e-Si" 20 km. from Daylam throw light on the ancient and historical past of this vicinity, which intermingles with that of "Bandar-e-Genaveh".



picture of Persian Gulf Coast (Bushehr)

Persian Gulf Coast (Bushehr)

Bandar-e-Genaveh lies on the coastal waters of The Persian Gulf, between Bandar-e-Bushehr and Daylam. The current city of Genaveh has been constructed in the southern segment of the old city. Relics such as stone arches are evident in the ancient city.



This township lies in the extreme south eastern region of the province on the coast of Persian Gulf. Bandar-e-Taheri is one of its districts and was an important center of trade and commerce in the 4th century AH. The Port of Siraf or "Bandar-e-Siraf", west of this region was one of the largest ports of Iran in the Persian Gulf and after Shiraz it ranked as the second city of the province of "Ardeshir Khoreh". The Thermal spring of "Mianloo" north of Kangan is a place worth seeing.


Tangestan (Ahram)

picture of A Natural Landscape of Dashtestan (Tangestan)

A Natural Landscape of Dashtestan (Tangestan)

Tangestan is yet another township of Bushehr the center of which is "Ahram". The famous fort of Tangestan lies in this township, the inhabitants of which are distinct for their loyalty to the country and chivalry. It is believed that the vicinity of "Tedumari" in Tangestan is a reminder of a trading clan reputedly from central Asia, i.e., the ancient "Tedmer" and "Palmir" tribes. It is evident that the coastal region of the Persian Gulf was an important trading and commercial center for traders belonging to different areas in the past.

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