Dezful

Dezful

Dezful (Dezfool) is a city in and the capital of Dezful County, Khuzestan Province, Iran.

Located in an area with a history that extends back to ancient civilization, the city houses a bridge that dates back to 300 BC.

The name Dezful has been derived from the two words diz (fortress) + pul (bridge), which in combination could stand for ‘the bridge to the fortress’ or ‘fortified bridge’. The original name of the city was Dizpul, but after the Islamic invasion of Persia, the city was renamed Dezful. The bridge was built during the reign of Shapur I who used Roman prisoners of war to build the bridge.

Dezful has an extremely hot summers and mild winters.

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