Lorestan

Lorestan

or

Luristan

(both: lo͝orĭstän`), province (1991 pop. 1,501,778), c.11,700 sq mi (30,300 sq km), W Iran. The chief cities are the capital KhorramabadKhorramabad
, city (1991 pop. 249,258), capital of Lorestan prov., W Iran. It is the trade center of a mountainous region where fruit, grain, and wool are produced.
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 and Borujerd. The region consists mainly of forested and pastured mountain ranges; the highest point is c.13,000 ft (3,962 m). It has large petroleum deposits. Agriculture, however, is the chief industry. Crops include grain, cotton, fruit, vegetables, and oilseed; there are industries in cotton ginning and food processing. The inhabitants are mainly Lurs and Bakhtiari. From Lorestan came (18th cent. B.C.) the Kassite conquerors of Babylonia. The noted Lorestan or Luristan bronzes, found in the province beginning around 1930, include cups, horse bits, daggers, and shields, ornamented with animal motifs, checkerboards, wavy lines, and crosses. They were probably made in the 8th and 7th cent. B.C. by local metalworkers for Scythian, Cimmerian, or Median nomads.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a visit to flood-stricken Western province of Lorestan and Southwestern province of Khuzestan, guaranteed that the government is determined to help the affected families by repairing the damages to their houses.
Five petrochemical complexes have ceased their activities due to the West Ethylene Pipeline in Iran's western Kermanshah and Lorestan provinces being damaged, an informed official told Fars News Agency,Trendreports.
Deaths have been recorded across 13 provinces of the country, with the highest tolls reported in Fars, Lorestan, Golestan and Hameda, according to the state-run media.
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In the neighboring Lorestan province, seven villages threatened by landslides were to be evacuated, the television reported.
The province as well as Golestan, Fars, Lorestan, have been hit by torrential rains and deadly floods since March 17.
The western province of Lorestan and the northern province of Golestan followed with 14 and 8 dead respectively, he said.Flood-related deaths have been reported in 11 out of Iran's 31 provinces, Shojaee added.
Seventeen people were killed and 94 injured in the southern city of Shiraz, one person died in the western province of Kermanshah and another in Lorestan, also in the west, rescue services said.
One Iranian policeman was killed and another is in a coma after gunmen opened fire at the officers as they patrolled in the middle of the night February 6 in Lorestan Province, not a normal locale for such incidents.
The poisoning incidents were reported across the Iranian provinces of Kermanshah, Kohgiluye and Boyer-Ahmad, Kordestan, Lorestan, West Azerbaijan, Qazvin and Zanjan.
A comprehensive analysis of mutations of the PAH gene in 18 western Iranian PKU patients (predominantly from Kermanshah, Hamadan, and Lorestan provinces) was performed and the results were compared with similar studies in Iran.
Iran being known as an endemic area for brucellosis, the disease is highly prevalent in the Lorestan province [4].