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Cities

Kharkoo Island

Kharkoo Island

This island is situated north east of Khark Island and is considered to be an important island regarding cargos such as crude oil.

Khark Island

Khark Island

The Khark Island has a population of more than 10.000 and is located 57 km. north west of Bushehr and 38 km. from Genaveh. This coral reef island has a length of 8 km. and is 4–5 km. in breadth. It has native trees, and thence to a small extent fruits like banana, citrus and dates are cultivated here. This Island having some historical relics is one of the oldest in the vicinity.

Helleh Wetland

Helleh Wetland

In the territory of Helleh the two rivers of Dalky and Shapour have brought about a large Wetland. Surrounding this wetland are marshes which have provided a habitat for immigrant birds.

Bushehr

Bushehr

Bushehr The township of Bushehr is located in a vast plain running along the coastal region. The capital city being Bandar-eBushehr or the 'Port of Bushehr'.

History and culture of Bushehr

History and culture of Bushehr

Due to its suitable and strategic position the province formed a sea-base and port from the older times that is during the period when the Elamite monarchs ruled over the region. During the Achaemenian era, the territory of Bushehr was governed by the officials of 'Pars'. In the past, the Persian Gulf region which encompassed the Bushehr province was always a seat of the exchange of scholarly activities as well as wealth and the rise of political power, which also included the economic and commercial aspects. These formed the main principles which attracted foreign powers. The first of which being the rampage of the European governments to the coasts of the Persian Gulf. Such as the Portuguese attack in the year 1506 AD.

In order to gain supremacy over the Egyptian and Venetian traders who held the ropes in this area. In the year (1031 AH.) Shah Abbas Safavid aligned with Britain and expelled the Portuguese from this region. It was during the reign of Nader Shah (1148 AH.) that Bushehr which was no more than a village gained importance and was transformed into a port with a jetty. At the end of the reign of Nader Shah, Iran possessed 23-25 ships in the Persian Gulf.
Furthermore, during the Zandiyeh and Qajar eras, this territory witnessed more political upheavals, such as during the rule of the latter whose influence diminished over this area. Leaving the same in the hands of the British rule, who acquired dominance over Oman Sea as well. Great Britain have dominated the scene over the Persian Gulf for a period of twenty years.
Britain retained power till ever after the year 1913 as they were victorious in their battles with Nasereddin Shah Qajar in 1857. As well as in 1913 when the freedom movement under the leadership of "Rais Ali Delvari" proved unsuccessful against the British aggressors.