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Abu Musa Island-Abomusa Island

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Abu Musa Island-Abomusa Island

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:31 pm

Introduction: Abu Musa Island-Abomusa Island (Persian: ابوموسی‎; Arabic: جزيرة أبو موسى‎)



Abu Musa is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz. Due to the depth of the sea, oil tankers and big ships have to pass through Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs. This makes these islands one of the most strategic points in the Persian Gulf.


According to Iran Daily, it covers an area of 70 square kilometers and includes the islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs, Sirri and Faro.
Abu Musa Island covers an area of 12.8 square kilometers. Faro is larger than Abu Musa Island, which is located 222 kilometers from Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormuzgan province.

Location
Abu Musa island is located 75 kilometers south of Bandar Lengeh.
Of the 14 islands of Hormuzgan, it is the island farthest from the Iranian coast. Its highest point is the 110-meter-high Mount Halva. Abu Musa city is at the center of the island.
The weather in Abu Musa is warm and humid, although, compared to other islands in the Persian Gulf, Abu Musa has a better climate and the most diverse ecosystem. However, it lacks suitable soil and adequate water for farming, making fishing the main occupation of locals. It is one of the main ports for exporting oil from Iran.
The island has the most pristine and transparent waters, and is the habitat of turtles, eels, shrimps, sharks and colorful fish.
A number of other residents of this island make ends meet by hunting high-quality pearls. Its climate is moderate in late fall and early spring.
The island has a wharf and a pond for fishing and military ships to dock, an airport, a water purification plant and welfare facilities such as schools, telecom office and movie theaters for its residents.

History
The people of the Iranian island of Abu Musa are of the Aryan race, while a few Arab-speaking Iranians also live among them. The residents of this island are devoted to Iran, hardworking, hospitable and devout.
Iran’s sovereignty over the islands of Abu Musa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs dates back to the eras of Ilamid, Medean, Achaemenian, Ashkanid and Sassanid empires.
Upon the entry of European colonialists to this important waterway, the three islands were occupied by Britain in 1908 CE.
However, none of the Iranian administrations accepted this occupation and Iranian sovereignty ruled over the islands of Abu Musa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs.
British forces left the Persian Gulf area in 1971 and Iran fully exercised its sovereignty over its three islands, which belonged to it since times immemorial.

Nature of Hormuzgan
A wildlife habitat, a protected region, a marine national park and an international marshland are situated along the coastlines of Hormuzgan province.
The Faro Protected Zone includes Faro Island, which spans over 26 square kilometers and is situated 45 kilometers from the coastlines of Bandar Lengeh Port. Its highest altitude stands at 142 meters above sea-level.
This region is the habitat of eagles. There are no springs in this region and it is non-residential. It has been designated a protected zone since 1979.
Saraj Protected Zone is situated 160 kilometers from Bandar Lengeh, covering an area of 550 square kilometers. Its wildlife includes goats, ewes, rams, leopards, foxes and jackals, in addition to turtles.
The highest altitude of this region is 700 meters above sea-level. It has been a protected zone as of 2000 CE.
Shidvar Island is located nine kilometers from the coastline and two kilometers from Lavan Island, covering an area of 160 hectares. Its highest altitude is 6 meters above sea-level and is one of the important protected zones for wildlife. It has been overseen by the Department of Environment since 1987.
This island is also non-residential. It is one of the most important habitats for birds, turtles, fish and dolphins in the Persian Gulf

http://english.irib.ir/radioculture/ira ... usa-island



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Location: South of Hormozgan province in Persian golf.


Days of trip: (Without plane) 4-5 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20 hr driving or plane from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, then by Plane to Abu Musa Island)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: October to May

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track...

Legal permission need: YES


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: NO

Village: NO

Shop: Yes

Gasoline:


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or sout terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use air plane or traine.
2- Take a bus ticket to Bandar Abbas (Distance from Tehran to Bandar Abbas is 1518 KM)
3- Take a plane to Abu Musa Island.


Nearest airport: Bandar Abbas airport

Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station


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Re: Abu Musa Island-Abomusa Island

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:35 pm

The southern Iran city of Abu Mousa is situated in Persian Gulf waters. It covers an area of 70 square kilometers and includes the Island of Abu Mousa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs, Siri, and Faror Islands.

Abu Mousa Island covers an area of 12.8 square kilometers. The Faror Islands are larger than Abu Mousa Island, which is located 222 kilometers away from Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province.

The climate of Abu Mousa Island is warm and humid. Given that this Island is close to the equator, its climate is warmer than other Iranian Islands. The rainfalls are more or less throughout the waning days of winter and early spring in the form of occasional downpours. No river runs through this Island. The drinking water of people is provided via wells and rainfall and/or is transported to this Island by boats and ships from Bandar Abbas and Bandar Lengeh. Northern winds are one of the most common gales which blow across this Island.

The Abu Mousa Island doesn’t maintain a rich flora. A number of dry region plants grow in this region, which are consumed by local livestock. In case of high rainfalls, plants and bushes highly grow in this region, completely covering the Island and its valleys. This Island is under the influence of warm and humid geographical regions.

There are scattered orchards and palm groves across this Island. This Island also sits on oil deposits and is home to iron oxide mines. The Island maintains the best-quality oil throughout the Persian Gulf region.

The coastal waters of Abu Mousa Island are the most pristine and transparent waters, and are the habitat of animals such as turtles, eels, shrimps, sharks and colorful fishes. This Island doesn’t have fertile and appropriate lands for agriculture and the majority of residents are engaged in fishing. A number of other residents of this Island make ends meet by hunting high-quality pearls.

This Island’s climate is moderate in late fall and early spring. The pinnacle of Halva Mountain maintains the highest altitude in this Island, standing at 110 meters above the sea level.

This Island has a wharf and a pond for fishing and military ships to dock, an airport, a water purifying factory and other welfare facilities such as schools, Telecommunication Company, and movie theaters for its residents. The people of Abu Mousa are of the Aryan race and are originally Iranian, while a few Arabic-speaking Iranians also live among them. The residents of this Island are devoted to Iran, hardworking, hospitable, and devout.

Iran’s sovereignty over the Islands of Abu Mousa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs is rooted in the eras of Ilami, Mede, Achaemenian, Ashkanid, and Sassanid Empires. Upon the entry of European colonists to this important waterway, the said three Islands were occupied by Britain in 1908 AD. But, none of the Iranian administrations accepted this occupation, and the Islands of Abu Mousa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs have always been within Iran’s territorial integrity.

In the year 1971, upon the agreement of Iran and Britain, and prior to withdrawal of British troops from the region and foundation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); the three Islands of Abu Mousa and Greater and Lesser Tunbs were finally returned to Iran following more than sixty years of Iranian governments’ complaints against the occupation of these Islands by the British forces. But, the newly established UAE started to baselessly claim ownership over these Islands, leading to the Iranian government’s reaction. Throughout the years, UAE has staged propaganda campaigns, has tried to win the support of Western and Arab regimes and forged documents to somehow pretend to own these three Iranian Islands. However, several valid historical documents and irrefutable historical background prove and emphasize on Iran’s sovereignty over the three Islands of Abu Mousa, Greater and Lesser Tunbs.

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Re: Abu Musa Island-Abomusa Island

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Re: Abu Musa Island-Abomusa Island

Postby Cherie Boyce » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:26 am

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