Izeh (Persian: ايذه, also Romanized as Īz̄eh; also known as Malāmir, Izaj, and Malemir)[3] is a city in the Central District of Izeh County, Khuzestan province, Iran, serving as capital of both the county and the district.[4]

Izeh
Persian: ايذه
City
Kul-e Farah
Izeh is located in Iran
Izeh
Izeh
Coordinates: 31°49′45″N 49°52′07″E / 31.82917°N 49.86861°E / 31.82917; 49.86861[1]
CountryIran
ProvinceKhuzestan
CountyIzeh
DistrictCentral
Population
 (2016)[2]
 • Total119,399
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
Websitewww.izehpress.com

At the 2006 National Census, its population was 10,117 in 2,690 households.[5] The following census in 2011 counted 11,963 people in 3,394 households.[6] The latest census in 2016 showed a population of 13,659 people in 4,105 households.[2]

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. The population of Izeh mainly consists of Bakhtiaris.

History edit

Modern edit

In November 16, 2022 during the ongoing Mahsa Amini protests, Izeh was the site of the attack on Izeh market, an armed attack at a public market in which multiple people were murdered and injured, including young children like Kian Pirfalak.[7][8]

Climate edit

Izeh has a Hot-summer Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) with scorching, rainless summers and comfortable, somewhat wet winters with cold and often freezing mornings.

Climate data for Izeh (1993-2005)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24.0
(75.2)
24.0
(75.2)
29.0
(84.2)
35.4
(95.7)
42.0
(107.6)
46.0
(114.8)
46.6
(115.9)
45.8
(114.4)
42.6
(108.7)
37.8
(100.0)
32.0
(89.6)
27.2
(81.0)
46.6
(115.9)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
15.9
(60.6)
19.3
(66.7)
25.4
(77.7)
32.9
(91.2)
39.1
(102.4)
41.4
(106.5)
41.7
(107.1)
37.5
(99.5)
31.1
(88.0)
22.1
(71.8)
16.9
(62.4)
28.1
(82.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
10.6
(51.1)
13.4
(56.1)
18.6
(65.5)
24.7
(76.5)
30.1
(86.2)
33.1
(91.6)
32.9
(91.2)
28.3
(82.9)
23.0
(73.4)
15.9
(60.6)
11.7
(53.1)
21.0
(69.8)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
5.2
(41.4)
7.5
(45.5)
11.7
(53.1)
16.4
(61.5)
21.0
(69.8)
24.8
(76.6)
24.1
(75.4)
19.2
(66.6)
14.9
(58.8)
9.7
(49.5)
6.6
(43.9)
13.8
(56.9)
Record low °C (°F) −6.8
(19.8)
−3.8
(25.2)
−0.4
(31.3)
1.6
(34.9)
7.6
(45.7)
12.0
(53.6)
18.8
(65.8)
14.6
(58.3)
13.6
(56.5)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
−1.0
(30.2)
−6.8
(19.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 154.5
(6.08)
106.9
(4.21)
121.0
(4.76)
63.5
(2.50)
11.8
(0.46)
0.6
(0.02)
1.1
(0.04)
0.6
(0.02)
0.1
(0.00)
6.8
(0.27)
84.6
(3.33)
142.6
(5.61)
694.1
(27.3)
Source: [1]

Notable people edit

References edit

  1. ^ OpenStreetMap contributors (2 August 2023). "Izeh, Izeh County" (Map). OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1395 (2016)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 06. Archived from the original (Excel) on 21 October 2020. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  3. ^ 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".
  4. ^ Habibi, Hassan. "Approval of the organization and chain of citizenship of the elements and units of the national divisions of Khuzestan province, centered in the city of Ahvaz". Islamic Parliament Research Center (in Persian). Ministry of Interior, Political and Defense Commission of the Government Board. Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". AMAR (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 06. Archived from the original (Excel) on 20 September 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1390 (2011)". Syracuse University (in Persian). The Statistical Center of Iran. p. 06. Archived from the original (Excel) on 18 January 2023. Retrieved 19 December 2022.
  7. ^ Fassihi, Farnaz (19 November 2022). "Iranian Protesters Attack Khomeini's Childhood Home as Unrest Spreads". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.
  8. ^ "7 killed in terror attack in Izeh in southwest Iran". Tehran Times. 16 November 2022.
  9. ^ "Iran pays tribute to teen hero who died after saving women in fire". Al Arabiya English. 25 September 2021. Retrieved 13 October 2021.

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