Country Iran
Spoken languages Frasi- Arabic
Population 1184788
Area 185 km2


Ahvaz, also known as Ahwaz or Al-Ahwaz (Arabic: الأهواز‎ or الأحواز), is a city in the southwest of Iran and the capital of Khuzestan province. Ahvaz's population is about 1,300,000 and its built-up area with the nearby town of Sheybani is home to 1,136,989 inhabitants. It is home to Persians, Arabs, Bakhtiaris, Dezfulis, Shushtaris, etc. and different languages are spoken in it, such as Persian, Arabic, the Luri dialects of Luri (Bakhtiari dialect), Dezfuli, Shushtari, etc. Iran's only navigable river, the Karun, passes by the middle of the city. It has a long history dating back to the Achaemenid period. In ancient times, it had been one of the main centers of the Academy of Gondishapur.

Food and beverage: Varieties of seafood, samosa, falafel, Qaliya eggs, Shushtari pilaf, Hamiseh, and Harisa are among traditional foods of Khuzestan. Arabic traditional coffee is a popular hot drink in the region that is served typically by Arabs.

Ahwaz UNESCO heritages list: SusaChughazanbil ZigguratShushtar Historical Hydraulic System,

Ahvaz Top Tourist Attractions: Tomb of Daniel Haft Tepeh Archaeological Site, Kul-e Farah reliefs, Karun River and bridges,

Ahwaz Hotels: Pars, Sumia, Naderi, Neyshekar, Persia