Khur, Fars

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For the village in Farashband County, see Khur, Farashband.
Khur
خور
city
Khur is located in Iran
Khur
Khur
Coordinates: 27°38′49″N 54°20′38″E / 27.64694°N 54.34389°E / 27.64694; 54.34389Coordinates: 27°38′49″N 54°20′38″E / 27.64694°N 54.34389°E / 27.64694; 54.34389
Country  Iran
Province Fars
County Larestan
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
 • Total 6,370
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Khur (Persian: خور‎‎, also Romanized as Khūr, Khvor, and Khoor)[1] is a city in the Central District of Larestan County, Fars Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 6,370, in 1,360 families.[2]

Overview[edit]

Khour is a 400-year-old city located in southern part of Fars province. People of Khour speak Khoury language (Local Language which is also called "Achomi") and Persian. In terms of the geographical situation, the city is 300 km away from Shiraz.

Demographics[edit]

Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Khour has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 62%. In Khour, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. In term of Religion, 100% percent of people are Muslim Sonnies. Most of the men are either self-employed or employees in Gulf Countries such as, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and so on. to be added: 10 to 20% of them are local in UAE and Qatar which some never ever has seen their hometown at all just handling the Khoury name on their family and it should be said they are well respected and known there. Some are working for government and some are rich enough to have major businesses. It has such hot and dry weather during summer and cold dry during winter. In order to have rain specially during summer which starts at the second month of summer as it is known as chel pasini (40th evening).

In order to get more information about city of KHOUR you can use Google EARTH software or even Google maps and apply the keyword "Khoor" so you would be able to have a virtual tour to Khour through Google Earth, also you can use this link: [1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khur, Fars can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3071431" 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.