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Masjed Soleyman (mäsjĕd` sōlāmän`), city (1991 pop. 107,539), Khuzestan prov., SW Iran, on the Karun River. The site of the first discovery of petroleum in Iran (1908), it is now an oil-refining center.
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a city in Iran in Khuzestan ostan (province). Population, 66,000 (1971). The city is linked by highway with Tehran and Ahvaz (Nasiri). Masjed Soleyman has been an oil center since 1908, although its significance has now declined. Local industries include oil-refining and the production of sulfur by the use of natural gas.
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The Monday report by the official IRNA news agency said that the quake hit near the town of Masjid Soleiman
in Khuzestan province, some 450 kilometers southwest of the capital, Tehran.
A second earthquake measuring four on the Richter scale rocked the west Iranian town of Masjid Soleiman
three hours after Bam was hit.
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