For the administrative subdivisions, see Hoveyzeh County and Hoveyzeh Rural District.


Coordinates: 31°27′43″N 48°04′26″E / 31.46194°N 48.07389°E / 31.46194; 48.07389Coordinates: 31°27′43″N 48°04′26″E / 31.46194°N 48.07389°E / 31.46194; 48.07389
Country  Iran
Province Khuzestan
County Hoveyzeh
Bakhsh Central
Population (2006)
  Total 14,422
Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)
  Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+4:30)

Hoveyzeh (Persian: هویزه), Arabic:الحويزة also Romanized as Havizeh, Hawiza, Hawīzeh, Hovayze, and Hovayzeh; also known as Hūzgān)[1] is a city in and the capital of Hoveyzeh County, Khuzestan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 14,422, in 2,749 families.[2]

Hoveyzeh is located near the border with Iraq. Iranian Arabs make the majority of its population. The Hoveizeh region is rich in oil and is an agricultural area. The city sustained heavy casualties and ubiquitous damage during the Iran-Iraq war.


  1. Hoveyzeh can be found at GEOnet Names Server, at this link, by opening the Advanced Search box, entering "-3067180" in the "Unique Feature Id" form, and clicking on "Search Database".
  2. "Census of the Islamic Republic of Iran, 1385 (2006)". Islamic Republic of Iran. Archived from the original (Excel) on 2011-11-11.

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