Khorramshahr

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Khorramshahr

(khōräm'shä`hər), city (1991 pop. 34,750), Khuzestan prov., SW Iran, at the confluence of the Karun River and the Shatt al Arab, near the Persian Gulf. It is a busy port. Its development dates to the late 19th cent., when steam navigation on the Karun was started. The city was known as Muhammerah until the mid-1920s, when Reza Shah took it out of the hands of a semi-independent local sheikh and placed it under the control of the central government as Khorramshahr. It was severely attacked and partially destroyed 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. The port has since been refurbished and the local economy has revived.

Khorramshahr

 

a city in southwestern Iran, in the ostan (province) of Khuzestan. Population, 125,000 (1975). Khorramshahr is a port on the Shatt al-Arab at the river’s confluence with the Karun. The city has a railroad station. Its industries include shipbuilding, oil refining, and the manufacture of leather goods. Khorramshahr exports dates, cotton, hides, and skins.

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In Arab Khuzestan (bordering Iraq), Bolodai believes "the unemployment rate in the province's Persian majority city of Dezful is 7 percent whereas in the Arab majority cities of Abadan and Mohammerah [Khorramshahr] the rates are 41 percent and 60 percent respectively."
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Sheikh Jabir was a wise governor of the province, establishing law and order and turning the coastal city of Mohammerah into a bustling free port.