It is built on the banks of the Karun River and is situated in the middle of Khūzestān Province.
The city has an average elevation of 20 meters above sea level. The city had a population of 1,338,126 in 2006.
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Pro-reformist marches under way in Tehran
despite a heavy security presence
and police crackdown.
Aljazeera Last Modified: 14 Feb 2011 19:36 GMT
A day of protest in the Iranian capital of Tehran have been marked by clashes between demonstrators and security forces.
Thousands of demonstrators marched on Monday on Enghelab and Azadi streets [which connect and create a straight path through the city centre], with a heavy presence in Enghelab Square and Vali-Asr Street.