Ahvaz is the capital city of Khuzestan province of Iran with mild and short winters. In winters the minimum temperature could fall around +5 degrees Celsius with no snow.
Karoon is the longest and wateriest river of Iran which has divided Ahvaz into two parts. Currently, there are eight bridges over the Karoon River which connect the western and eastern parts of the city. Here you can find more about these interesting bridges and also see their photos.
Industrially, Ahvaz is the vital center of the province. There are food industries, mineral, metallic, and chemical companies and workshops. Agricultural and industrial prosperity has caused commercial prosperity in this area. Various kinds of products such as steel, iron sheet, pipe, profile, industrial pieces, artificial leather, vessels and thermal transformers, iron equipment, oil and different kinds of oil products, hygienic products, and agricultural products such as wheat, barley, vegetables, date, and fishing products are being exported. Ahvaz souvenirs are date, date muffins and costumes
The city is very lively even at night, and the population is very young. There are many quality riversides to visit and plentiful good restaurants to dine in. People are very friendly especially towards foreigners, and the majority of the young generation has a good command of English. It should be noted that International participants require an “Entry Visa”.
The most important universities of Ahvaz are Shahid Chamran university, Jondishapour university and Oil university.