About the city of Susa (shoush)
This city has a long, long history. It
used to be called, “Susa”, but is now known as Shoush. There are two very
important places in Shoush. Firstly, there is the castle of Khashayar Shah (King
Xerxes). Secondly, there is the mausoleum of the prophet Daniel. Shoush lies in
the west of the state of Khozestan, and is an important city on the transit road
and the train route linking Tehran to Khoramshahr. Both the natural features and
its history make Shoush the most important place for visitors to Khozestan.
Shoush covers an area of 3577 km2 and had a population of 158 000 in 1370, but
now due to population growth is approximately 200 000.
Shoush is surrounded by fertile farmlands. One of the
important factories is “Haftapeh,” which produces sugar. Around Shoush there are
3 important rivers: Karkheh, Dez and Shravur.
How to get to Susa (shoush or
If you want to see this city, you can
catch a train there easily. Don’t forget, the best times to visit Shoush are
winter and spring as the weather is absolutely beautiful then. The places you
will enjoy visiting are Khashayar Shah’s castle, the ancient ruins in the hills
of Apadana, and the museum of Shoush. For more information, please click on the
link to the places you want to see.
Nature around the city of Susa
Shoush is warm and dry with a summer
maximum of 530C and a winter minimum of -10 C. The annual
rainfall is only 250mm. Shoush lies on the wide plains of Khozestan and its
water comes from the Karheh River, which comes from Mt Alvand in Lorestan, where
it is called Semera. In Khozestan, it is called Kalheh, where it flows into the
Persian Gulf. The most important trees in this city are the “Gaz”, “Konar”, and
”Kohor”. There are excellent grasslands for animals including foxes, wolves,
hyenas, deer and gazelles. The most famous birds are partridges, swans and
pheasants. The main source of employment is agriculture, especially wheat,
barley, cinnamon, and beans. The second biggest industry is sheep and dairy