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    یاسوج


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    (Wikipedia) - Yasuj Yasuj ياسوج Country Province County Bakhsh Population (2006)  • Total Time zone  • Summer (DST) Website
    city
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    Yasuj
    Coordinates: 30°40′06″N 51°35′17″E / 30.66833°N 51.58806°E / 30.66833; 51.58806Coordinates: 30°40′06″N 51°35′17″E / 30.66833°N 51.58806°E / 30.66833; 51.58806
     Iran
    Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad
    Boyer-Ahmad
    Central
    96,786
    IRST (UTC+3:30)
    IRDT (UTC+4:30)
    http://www.yasuj.ir/

    Yasuj (Persian: ياسوج‎; also Romanized as Yāsūj, Yasooj, and Yesūj; Lurish language: یاسووج or یاسیچ - Jasuc and Jasyç) is a city in and the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 96,786, in 20,297 families.

    Yasuj is an industrial city in the Zagros Mountains of southwestern Iran. The term "Yasuj" is also used to refer to the entire region.

    Yasuj has both a sugar processing plant and a coal-burning powerplant that generates electricity for the area.

    The people of Yasuj speak Luri, one of the western Iranian languages.

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    History

    The area of Yasuj has been settled since as early as the Bronze Age. Findings include the Martyrs Hills (dating from 3rd millennium BC), the Khosravi Hill from the Achaemenian period, the ancient site of Gerd, the Pataveh bridge, and the Pay-e Chol cemetery. Yasuj is the place where Alexander III of Macedon and his Macedonian forces stormed the Persian Gates ("Darvazeh-ye Fars"), and fought themselves a way into the Persian heartland (331 BC).

    The Yasuj Museum, which opened in 2002, displays coins, statues, pottery, and bronze vessels recovered from surrounding archaeological sites. Yasuj was called Tal-e Khosrow (Khosrow Hill) in the last century.

    Climate

    Yasuj has the typical continentally-influenced Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csa) of western Iran, though because of its location in the direct line of rain-bearing winds from the Persian Gulf it is the wettest Iranian city south of the Elburz Mountains with an annual rainfall nine times that of Isfahan and twice that of Kermanshah. The heavy precipitation allows the existence of small glaciers on the highest Zagros peaks - in contrast the Kuhrud Mountains to the east have no glaciers despite being of the same height due to aridity.

    Climate data for Yasuj, Iran Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) Average high °C (°F) Average low °C (°F) Record low °C (°F) Precipitation mm (inches) Avg. precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)  % humidity Mean monthly sunshine hours
    18.8 (65.8) 20.6 (69.1) 24 (75) 29.6 (85.3) 34.4 (93.9) 39.6 (103.3) 40.4 (104.7) 39.5 (103.1) 36.5 (97.7) 31 (88) 25 (77) 23 (73) 40.4 (104.7)
    8.3 (46.9) 10.5 (50.9) 14.4 (57.9) 20.7 (69.3) 26.9 (80.4) 32.6 (90.7) 35.1 (95.2) 34.8 (94.6) 31.1 (88) 24.7 (76.5) 17.3 (63.1) 11.8 (53.2) 22.35 (72.23)
    −2 (28) −0.5 (31.1) 2.9 (37.2) 7.3 (45.1) 11.1 (52) 14.9 (58.8) 18.6 (65.5) 17.7 (63.9) 13.5 (56.3) 8.5 (47.3) 3.7 (38.7) 0.5 (32.9) 8.02 (46.4)
    −19 (−2) −12.4 (9.7) −5.5 (22.1) −2.8 (27) 3.6 (38.5) 8.8 (47.8) 12.6 (54.7) 11.4 (52.5) 5.8 (42.4) 2.6 (36.7) −4.4 (24.1) −11 (12) −19 (−2)
    178.3 (7.02) 155.9 (6.138) 165.8 (6.528) 65 (2.56) 14.7 (0.579) 0.6 (0.024) 1.2 (0.047) 1.8 (0.071) 0.4 (0.016) 11.1 (0.437) 65 (2.56) 205.1 (8.075) 864.9 (34.055)
    10.2 8.7 9.6 6.1 1.8 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.5 5.1 8.6 52.7
    71 64 57 51 38 27 26 26 26 36 52 64 44.8
    183.9 189.2 212.7 240.2 320.6 358.5 343.5 329.7 314.2 286.1 218.9 193.3 3,190.8
    Source: Synoptic Stations Statistics
    Economy

    The economy of Yasuj is based on the following local activities:

    By 2014 a new refinery will be constructed by the private sector, at a cost of $2.2 billion. It will produce petrol, gasoil, kerosene, furnace oil, liquefied gas, asphalt, and sulfur.

    Education

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