Area: 23,197
Population: 1,163,400
Language: Persian

Bushehr Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is located in the south of the country, with a long coastline onto the Persian Gulf. Its center is Bandar-e Bushehr, the provincial capital.

About Bushehr Province

The Greeks were made known of Bushehr by Mezambria during the battles of Nearchus, however a French excavating team in 1913 defined the origin of Bushehr to date back to the Elamite Empire. A city there, known as Lyan, including a temple was designed to protect the city against naval attacks. Its remains can still be seen today 10 km south of the present city of Bushehr.

The Bushehr province covers an area of 23,191 km2. The province is located in the south of Iran and to the north of the Persian Gulf, enjoying a strategic and sound economical position. The Bushehr province can be divided into two segments: one being the plains and the other mountainous regions. The former extending along the coast of the Persian Gulf, where majority of the cities (of this province) as well as the inhabitants are settled. The other regions are named as the two mountain ranges of ‘Gach Torsh’ and ‘Nokand’ which run parallel to each other throughout the province. In the coastal region, the weather is warm and humid, and in the internal areas dry and a desert like climate is experienced. Generally, two specific seasons are prevalent, i.e., comparatively cool winters during the months of November to March and the other seasons account for the hot and dry summer months.

The province is famous for its Ashura mourning ceremonies, which are held nationwide for two days to mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (626-680), in the battle of Karbala along with some of his family members and companions.

Raees Ali Delvari

Raees Ali Delvari was an independence fighter and anti-British colonialism activist now remembered as the national hero of Iran, who organized popular resistance against the British troops, which had invaded Iran in 1915.

As an oil center for the region, Bushehr has thermoelectric and nuclear power plants and a fishing industry. Carpets, agricultural products, cotton, and wool are exported.


Handicrafts of Bushehr


Food & Drink

Due to its variety of ethnic groups and the neighboring cultures impact, the cuisine of Iran is diverse. vegetables are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranate, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. To achieve a balanced taste, characteristic flavorings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley are mixed delicately and used in some special dishes. Onion and garlic are commonly used in the preparation of the accompanying course, but are also served separately during meals, either in raw or pickled form. Iranian best foods include:

Persian Kebabs



Qormeh Sabzi

Persian Rice

Aash-e Reshteh

Khoresht-e fesenjan

Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

Kookoo or Kuku


Qalieh Meigou

Meigou Polow

Dal Adas

Bushehr Ardeh

Bushehr Date

Panir-e Nakhl