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Ramshir is located in Iran
Coordinates: 30°53′41″N 49°24′33″E / 30.89472°N 49.40917°E / 30.89472; 49.40917Coordinates: 30°53′41″N 49°24′33″E / 30.89472°N 49.40917°E / 30.89472; 49.40917
Country  Iran
Province Khuzestan
County Ramshir
Bakhsh Central
Population (2016 Census)
 • Total 25,009 [1]
Time zone UTC+3:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+4:30 (IRDT)

Ramshir (Persian: رامشير‎; also Romanized as Rāmshīr; formerly known as Ram Shihr, Khalaf Abad, and Khalafābād)[2] is the capital city of Ramshir County in Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 24,782, in 4,604 families.[3] People speak Persian and Arabic. The Persian people here have specific accent called "Khalafabadi" which is close to "Lori". The Arabs speaks a local accent too. Dr. Bahador Ghayem (History, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz), Dr. Najmeh Hamid (psychology, Shahid Chamran University), Farshad Arabi (World Champion of Wushu) and ....belong to this city originally. The city has poor view and economically mainly people are in medium level. In average less than 20% of the adults (above 40 ages)have ability to read and write. About 20% of young people (Age 20-40) have university study (bachelor's degree), and less than 1% of the people have higher education like Master and PhD degrees.


  1. ^ https://www.amar.org.ir/english
  2. ^ Ramshir can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3080799" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  3. ^ "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.