Aghajari

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Aghajari
آغاجاری
city
Aghajari is located in Iran
Aghajari
Aghajari
Coordinates: 30°42′02″N 49°49′53″E / 30.70056°N 49.83139°E / 30.70056; 49.83139Coordinates: 30°42′02″N 49°49′53″E / 30.70056°N 49.83139°E / 30.70056; 49.83139
Country  Iran
Province Khuzestan
County Aghajari
District Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,152
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Aghajari (Persian: آغاجاری‎, also Romanized as Āghājārī and Āghā Jārī; also known as Aghajari-e Zeydūn and Āqā Jarī)[1] is a city in and the capital of Central District, in Aghajari County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 13,152, in 2,943 families. Because of the Iran-Iraq War the city's population dropped from 64,102 in 1986 to around 16,337 in the 1991 census and its population continued to drop long after the 1991 census (held 3 years after the end of the Iran-Iraq War), but according to World Gazetteer the population has slowly grown to 15,153 in 2012, meaning the city's population is extremely far from reaching or getting close to its 1986 population.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name is the corrupted version of the Turkic aghach ari, ("woodman"), a reminder of the time when the now-Luri-speaking Boyer-Ahmadis, still living nearby, spoke a Turkic dialect, imparting one of their tribal names: (Aghachari) to the town.

Climate[edit]

Aghajari has a desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with long, very hot summers and mild, short winters. Aghajari is consistently one of the hottest places on the planet during the summer, with summer temperatures regularly at least 45 degrees Celsius, sometimes exceeding 50 degrees Celsius with many sandstorms and duststorms common during the summer period. However, in winters, the minimum temperature can fall to around +5 degrees Celsius. Winters in Aghajari have no snow. The average annual rainfall is around 260 mm.

Climate data for Aghajari (1984–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.0
(82.4)
32.6
(90.7)
38.4
(101.1)
44.0
(111.2)
49.6
(121.3)
51.4
(124.5)
51.6
(124.9)
52.0
(125.6)
49.0
(120.2)
43.6
(110.5)
37.0
(98.6)
30.2
(86.4)
52.0
(125.6)
Average high °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
21.3
(70.3)
26.2
(79.2)
33.3
(91.9)
40.6
(105.1)
45.2
(113.4)
46.7
(116.1)
46.3
(115.3)
42.7
(108.9)
36.7
(98.1)
27.3
(81.1)
20.1
(68.2)
33.7
(92.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
15.3
(59.5)
19.4
(66.9)
25.7
(78.3)
32.0
(89.6)
35.4
(95.7)
37.4
(99.3)
37.0
(98.6)
33.0
(91.4)
27.8
(82)
20.1
(68.2)
14.6
(58.3)
25.9
(78.6)
Average low °C (°F) 7.6
(45.7)
9.2
(48.6)
12.6
(54.7)
18.2
(64.8)
23.3
(73.9)
25.6
(78.1)
28.0
(82.4)
27.6
(81.7)
23.1
(73.6)
18.8
(65.8)
13.0
(55.4)
9.0
(48.2)
18.0
(64.4)
Record low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
0.0
(32)
7.0
(44.6)
13.5
(56.3)
19.0
(66.2)
20.5
(68.9)
20.0
(68)
12.0
(53.6)
5.3
(41.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
0.0
(32)
−2.0
(28.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.9
(2.161)
35.4
(1.394)
36.2
(1.425)
22.6
(0.89)
2.0
(0.079)
0.1
(0.004)
0.5
(0.02)
0.1
(0.004)
0.0
(0)
8.3
(0.327)
39.4
(1.551)
62.5
(2.461)
262.0
(10.315)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 6.1 3.5 4.4 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.8 3.3 6.0 27.2
Average relative humidity (%) 72 59 49 38 25 21 23 28 29 35 51 69 41
Mean monthly sunshine hours 179.3 195.9 225.5 232.5 289.2 337.1 326.6 327.5 297.8 274.8 213.6 184.1 3,083.9
Source: Iran Meteorological Organization (records),[3] (temperatures),[4] (precipitation),[5] (humidity),[6] (days with precipitation),[7] (sunshine)[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aghajari can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3051839" 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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  5. ^ "Monthly Total Precipitation in Aghajari by Month 1984–2010". Iran Meteorological Organization. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Average relative humidity in Aghajari by Month 1984–2010". Iran Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "No. Of days with precipitation equal to or greater than 1 mm in Aghajari by Month 1984–2010". Iran Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Monthly total sunshine hours in Aghajari by Month 1984–2010". Iran Meteorological Organization. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved April 8, 2015. 

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