Hendijan County

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Hendijan County
شهرستان هندیجان
Coordinates: 30°15′N 49°40′E / 30.250°N 49.667°E / 30.250; 49.667Coordinates: 30°15′N 49°40′E / 30.250°N 49.667°E / 30.250; 49.667
Country  Iran
Province Khuzestan
Capital Hendijan
Bakhsh (Districts) Central District, Cham Khalaf-e Isa District
Population (2006)
 • Total 35,932
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)
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Hendijan County (Persian: شهرستان هندیجان) is a County in Khuzestan Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Hendijan. It is located in the west-south of Iran that is connected to Persian Gulf through Zohreh River. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 35,932, in 5,803 families.[1] The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Cham Khalaf-e Isa District. The county has two cities: Hendijan and Zahreh.

The name of this area was “Hendigan” after Islam entered this country, because of its vicinity to Persian Gulf.

According to archaeological documents this area was a residential area on the edge of Hendijan river, 10000 years B.C.

Some earthen wares also prove civilization in lower part of Hendijan river in the vicinity of Persian Gulf related to Arsacid Empire era.

Some earthen wares famous as Chinese earthen ware has been found in the historical harbor called “Mahi Rouban” in the vicinity of Hendijan related to Ashkaniyan era.