Behbahan

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Behbahan
بهبهان
City
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Behbahan is located in Iran
Behbahan
Behbahan
Coordinates: 30°35′45″N 50°14′30″E / 30.59583°N 50.24167°E / 30.59583; 50.24167Coordinates: 30°35′45″N 50°14′30″E / 30.59583°N 50.24167°E / 30.59583; 50.24167
CountryIran
ProvinceKhuzestan
CountyBehbahan
BakhshCentral
Population
 (2016 Census)
 • Urban
122,604 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Behbahan (Persian: بهبهان, also romanized as Behbahān and Behbehān)[2] is a city and capital of Behbahan County, Khuzestan Province, Iran.

Etymology[edit]

The origin of the name "Behbahan" may be from two words: "Beh" (Farsi: به) meaning good/better, and "Bahan" (Luri/ Ancient Khuzi Iranian: بهان) meaning "tent." Settlers in the land may had priorly been tent dwellers, and upon building homes in area referred to them as better than tents.[3]

Climate[edit]

Behbahan has a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen: BSh), characterised by sweltering and rainless summers and pleasant winters with occasional heavy rainfall.

Climate data for Behbahan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
18.2
(64.8)
20.1
(68.2)
28.1
(82.6)
32.9
(91.2)
39.5
(103.1)
42.4
(108.3)
43.7
(110.7)
42.2
(108.0)
35.0
(95.0)
27.2
(81.0)
20.5
(68.9)
30.6
(87.0)
Average low °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
7.5
(45.5)
8.5
(47.3)
15.8
(60.4)
19.3
(66.7)
24.9
(76.8)
28.3
(82.9)
28.8
(83.8)
26.2
(79.2)
19.9
(67.8)
14.8
(58.6)
9.9
(49.8)
17.6
(63.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 54
(2.1)
41
(1.6)
50
(2.0)
11
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0
(0)
43
(1.7)
116
(4.6)
325
(12.8)
Source: Climate-data.org

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistical Center of Iran > Home".
  2. ^ Behbahan can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3055917" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Meaning of Behbahan - معنى بهبهان". 14 July 2011. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 6 February 2021.

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