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Izeh (Persian: ايذه‎, also Romanized as Īz̄eh; also known as Malāmir, Izaj, and Malemir)[1] is a city in and the capital of Izeh County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 103,695, in 20,127 families.[2]

Kul-e Farah
Izeh is located in Iran
Coordinates: 31°50′03″N 49°52′02″E / 31.83417°N 49.86722°E / 31.83417; 49.86722Coordinates: 31°50′03″N 49°52′02″E / 31.83417°N 49.86722°E / 31.83417; 49.86722
Country  Iran
Province Khuzestan
County Izeh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 103,695
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Izeh has temperate weather in spring and summer, although in winter it is usually the coldest city in the Khuzestan province. Izeh is populated by Bakhtiari People, a tribe living in the northern part of the Khuzestan area. It is an agricultural rather than an industrial city. The foremost product is rice (locally called Berenj) that mostly comes from Susan, Sheyvand, Meydavood and Chitanbe.

Izeh also has mines of rocks and minerals. It is famous for its dam and ancient monuments that are located in Kul-e Farah, Eshkaft-e Salman, Khongazhdar, Tagh e Tavileh, Shir-e Sangi (Stone Lion cemetery), Shahsavar relief, Khong e Kamalvand, Khong e Ajdar, Khong e Yaralivand, ghalesard village (Qalesard), and Sheyvand relief.


In the Elamite period it was known as Ayapir and sometimes Ayatem. Arabs called the town as Idhaj. The local dynasty of Lor Atabakan the Greats (Atabakan-e-Lor-e-Bozorg) renamed it in Malemir or Malmir ("king’s house" or "capital"). This name has been used until 1935 when with government’s approval, it is changed again to Izeh.


  1. ^ Izeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067328" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11. 

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