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Ahvaz (Iran)


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[Flag of Ahvaz] image by Tomislav Šipek, 24 August 2018

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The flag of Ahvaz is white with logo and blue fringe.

Tomislav Šipek, 24 August 2018

The municipality of Ahvaz (1,184,788 inhabitants in 2016) is located in south-western Iran, close to the border with Iraq.

Ahvaz is divided into two parts by river Karun; the western and eastern parts of the town are connected by seven bridges, which yield the nickname of "Town of the Bridges" to Ahvaz.

The emblem of Ahvaz represents the two-arched White Bridge, the fourth suspended metal bridge built in the world. Less than 50 years after the construction and opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, the first metal bridge ever built, the White Bridge was erected in Ahvaz, where the foundations of the suspended metal bridge were erected. Among the stories related to the construction of the bridge, they say that a German engineer, together with his wife, who was also an engineer, began to build a bridge and worked successfully until the stage of mounting one of the arch successfully. The tools and equipment provided by the bridge maker, including the gantry crane with which the first arch had been mounted, were taken back by the British oil company, which made the German engineer to get ill and die. After some time, his widow used several dives instead of a crane, which allowed the mounting of a second arch on the skeleton of the bridge and the completion of the bridge. The bridge was inaugurated on 9 November 1936.
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2018

City Council

[Flag of Ahvaz City Council] image by Tomislav Šipek, 19 December 2018

The flag is white with logo and green fringe.

Tomislav Šipek, 19 December 2018