Photos by Amin Nazari, ISNA
Shūshtar is an ancient fortress city in the Khuzestan province in southwestern
Iran. It is approximately 92 km away from Ahvaz, the centre of the province. It
had an estimated population of 89,255 in 2005.
The old name of Shushtar, dating back to Achaemenian times, was urkutir. The name itself, Shushtar, is connected with the name of another ancient city, Susa (or Shush, in Persian pronunciation), and means "greater (or better) than Shush."
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