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Bandar Abbas, Iran

Bandar Abbas is a port city and capital of Hormozgān Province on the southern coast of Iran, on the Persian Gulf. The city occupies a strategic position on the narrow Straits of Hormuz, and it is the location of the main base of the Iranian Navy. Bandar Abbas is the capital and also largest city of the province Hormozgān.

Things to See & Do

* Seaside promenade
* Bazaar
* Fish market
* Cultural Museum of Handicrafts

General Information

Cruise Season – Oct – May
Currency – Rial (IRR)
Language – Persian
Population – 400,000 approx
Land Area – 375 km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three and a half hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 98

Transport Links – There are domestic flights to Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashad and Tehran, and an International connection to Dubai.

Bandar Abbas is accessible by train from Tehran and Isfahan.

There are buses to and from Tehran, Kerman, Shiraz and others. The bus terminal is on the east side of the city around 5km out by the coast and is signposted in English from the edge of the city.

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