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Geographical Position, Hormozgan
Hormozgan province covers an area of 71,193 sq. km. and is situated in the south of Iran and to the north of the Persian Gulf. The Hormoz Strait is one of the focal and vital points in the jurisdiction of this province. The various townships of Hormozgan province are the following: Abumoosa, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh, Jask, Hadji Abad, Roudan, Qeshm and Minab. 
According to the census of the year 1996, the population of this province was approximately 1.06 million, of which 41.8 % dwelled in the urban areas, 57.7 in the rural vicinities and the rest were non-residents. The major portion of the province has a mountainous terrain, with the southern sector of the Zagross Mountain Range stretching out from the northwest to southeast. The same forming limestone and sandy hills, that adjoin the lower most regions and the shores of the Persian Gulf and Oman Sea.
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 Bandar Abbas City
Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan province, is 11 m above sea level, and lies at a distance of 1,051 km from Tehran. This is considered to be one of the most important Iranian ports on the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. This port is connected to other parts of Iran and the world through air, land and marine routes. It is also on railway line.
The Portuguese army captured Bandar Abbas early 16th century. Shah Abbas I of Safavid dynasty occupied this port which was known as Gambroon in 1622, and changed its name into Bandar Abbas. The English and Dutch erected installations and forts on this port to safeguard their interests.
When oil was discovered, the great powers considered the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormoz as the major strategic region of the Middle East. Today, this region is one of the most significant parts of the world, because of marine trade, great supplies of oil and the military position.
The main handicrafts of this region are carpet weaving, basketwork, mat making, pottery, braid work, sewing different kinds of local cloths and marine handicrafts