Shalamcheh

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Shalamcheh
شلمچه
Shalamcheh is located in Iran
Shalamcheh
Shalamcheh
Location in Iran
Coordinates: 30°30′N 48°04′E / 30.500°N 48.067°E / 30.500; 48.067
Country Flag of Iran.svg Iran
Province Khuzestan Province

Shalamcheh (Persian: شَلَمچه‎‎) is a town located in Khuzestan Province, Iran. It is situated on the border with Iraq, north-west of Abadan. The town was one of the main sites of invasion of Saddam Hussein's Iraq in the Iraq-Iran war. Some 50,000 Iranians died in the fighting around the town, and there is today a war memorial in their memory.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Afshin Molavi (12 July 2010). The Soul of Iran: A Nation's Struggle for Freedom. W. W. Norton. pp. 261–. ISBN 978-0-393-07875-6. 

Coordinates: 30°30′N 48°04′E / 30.500°N 48.067°E / 30.500; 48.067