Bostan, Iran

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For the administrative subdivisions, see Bostan District and Bostan Rural District. For other uses, see Bostan, Iran (disambiguation).
For the village in Mahshahr County, see Basatin, Mahshahr. For the village in Bushehr Province, see Basatin, Bushehr.
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Bostan
بستان
city
Bostan is located in Iran
Bostan
Bostan
Coordinates: 31°43′18″N 47°59′12″E / 31.72167°N 47.98667°E / 31.72167; 47.98667Coordinates: 31°43′18″N 47°59′12″E / 31.72167°N 47.98667°E / 31.72167; 47.98667
Country  Iran
Province Khuzestan
County Dasht-e Azadegan
Bakhsh Bostan
Population (2006)
 • Total 7,314
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Bostan (Persian: بستان‎, also Romanized as Bostān; also known as Basāţīn, Bisaitin, and Bustān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Bostan District, in Dasht-e Azadegan County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 7,314, in 1,257 families.[2] It is mainly known for its battles during the Iran-Iraq War.

The town[edit]

The town is situated in the Khuzestan province in Iran, with the towns of Dehloran to the north, Dezful to the east, Hoveizeh to the south, Susangerd to the southeast, and Iraq to the west. The town itself holds a grand mosque and municipal building.

The people are primarily Persian and Arabic, speaking both Arabic and Persian. The town and surrounding villages consist mainly of the Bani Taraf tribe.

Geography[edit]

Low rolling hills are situated in the northeast and the Karkheh River runs close to the town proper. Water from this river is pumped regularly into the farmlands. Sand dunes and marshes are situated to the northwest, along with a narrow pass called Tang-e-Chazzabeh.

Economy[edit]

The town's main source of income comes from production of foods, livestock, and handicrafts. Buffalo, bull, camels, and sheep are regularly exported to other cities. Oil is also a primary resource.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bostan, Iran can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3056939" 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.