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Luristan (Lorestan) (Iran)

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[Luristan (Lorestan)] image by Ali Nazari, 3 July 2016

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Area: 28,392
Population: 1,739,644 (2006)
Capital: Khorramabad

Luristan (or Lorestan), province in West Iran. The chief cities are the capital Khorramabad and Borujerd. The region consists mainly of forested and pastured mountain ranges; the highest point is c.13,000 ft (3,962 m). It has large petroleum deposits. Agriculture, however, is the chief industry. Crops include grain, cotton, fruit, vegetables, and oilseed.
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Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 March 2009

The flag for Luristan can be seen at You can also see it in these three links:
Ali Nazari, 3 July 2016

There seems to be an old ethnic flag and also modern flags probably used by parties or movements mainly in exile. Some groups claim to be Kurdish and others Iranian. Furthermore there's a West Luristan and an East Luristan or a Great Luristan and Small Luristan or a North Luristan and South Luristan, and before the XIX century were two Lur separate states under different dynasties. The Bakhtiaris Lurs seems also to have a flag but no more data is available about this. shows a flag labeled as flag of Lorestan horizontal yellow, red and white with a big 8 pointed star near hoist and three smaller 5 pointed stars in arch above the big star; all star are white in the red stripe, near hoist. This may be the selected design for a South Luristan flag according to
Jaume Ollé, 4 July 2016

Incorrectly reported flag

[Luristan (Lorestan)] image by Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 March 2009

The ethnic flag of Lurs (Lors) is green with the crescent moon and the white six-pointed star in the canton.*
Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 March 2009

*This "Pictorial History of Iranian Flags", by Ahreeman X, should be considered with extreme caution. Several images (all on the aforementioned page) have been cropped from the FOTW website (but our primary sources and their discussion have been conveniently omitted). Other have been cropped from other, unspecified either, sources, and the status of these flags is not specified.
Ivan Sache, 7 March 2009

This flag is drawn by Chrystian Kretowicz and has no based in history, culture or religion of Luristan and Lurish people. The symbol of the moon and star is special for Sunni Muslims and Turkish nations and Lurs are not Sunni or Turkish! And about the color of this flag, Lurs never accepted a one-color flag and of course sadness flag.
Fuad Fuady, 9 February 2015