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(bo͞oshĕr`) or


(–shĭr`), city (1991 pop. 132,824), SW Iran, on the Persian Gulf. It is one of the chief ports of Iran, handling about 75% of Iran's foreign trade, and is the terminus of a trade route from Shiraz, Esfahan, and Tehran. An oil center for the region, Bushehr has thermoelectric and nuclear power plants and a fishing industry. Carpets, agricultural products, cotton, and wool are exported.

Bushehr was founded in 1736 by Nadir Shah. It was used by the British as a base for their Persian Gulf fleet in the 18th cent. and became a major commercial port in the 19th cent. It suffered heavy damage during the Iran-Iraq WarIran-Iraq War,
1980–88, protracted military conflict between Iran and Iraq. It officially began on Sept. 22, 1980, with an Iraqi land and air invasion of western Iran, although Iraqi spokespersons maintained that Iran had been engaging in artillery attacks on Iraqi towns
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 in the 1980s.

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One of these ports was Bakht Ardeshir port (present Booshehr) that beside other documents shows the importance of Sasanid kings.
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Vosooghi and Hashemi (2004) conducted a research titled "rural people and political participation in Iran as a survey on 250 people from rural family householders in Ashki village, Booshehr".
The holding of the first stage examination of the Olympiads has so far been ascertained in the 19 provinces of Hamedan, Tehran, Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Semnan, Northern Khorassan, Golestan, Booshehr, Kurdistan, Qom, Ardabil, Fars, Khorassan Razavi, Isfahan, Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad, East Azarbaijan, Sistan and Balouchestan, Markazi, and Kerman.
In Iran, the prevalence of diabetes is reported from 5 to 8 percent and the highest figure is for Yazd and Booshehr Province.
In this paper, we tried to study the relationship of personality factors (NEO) on emotional intelligence and creativity in high school students of Booshehr and also to investigate the meaning of personality factors, creativity and emotional intelligence and its importance and the students' needs to understand the influence of these concepts, so that Education department and the responsible institutions would be able to recognize the weaknesses and the problems and predict the necessary plans for solving the problems and barriers.
Effect of spiritual security on tourism development in cities Booshehr and Fars, thesis of MA degree in management university, Tehran university.
Sociological investigation of factors affecting the men's violence against women in the family (A case study: Booshehr city).
These wind towers can still be seen in warm and arid climates in central regions such as Kerman, Naeen, Yazd, Tabas, Kashan, Semnan, and Isfahan and even in southern regions of Tehran and in warm and humid climates in southern cities such as Bandarabas, Bandar Lengeh, Gheshm and Booshehr.
The First National Conference of Aquatic Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Booshehr Branch, Iran, 23-24 Feb, 2010.