Bushehr Province Iran As Seen From Space

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
April 29, 2023
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Bushehr Province Iran As Seen From Space
Deyr County, Bushehr Province, 75541-47966, Iran (27.5°N 51.6°E), 29 Apr 2023

Bushehr Province استان بوشهر is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, with a long coastline on the Persian Gulf. The city of Bushehr is the provincial capital.

The Greeks knew of Bushehr by Mezambria during the battles of Nearchus. A French excavating team however in 1913 determined the origin of Bushehr to date back to the Elamite Empire. A city there, known as Lyan, contained a temple that was designed to protect the compound from naval attacks. Its remains can still be seen today 10 kilometers south of the present city of Bushehr.

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