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Shamil Destination Guide

Explore Shamil in Iran.

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Shamil in the region of Īlām is a place in Iran - some 306 mi (or 493 km) South-West of Tehran, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Shamil is now 07:34 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Tehran" with an UTC offset of 3.5 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Raghiveh, Hajj Maghdarb, Qaryeh-e Sahin, Shamil, Salemiyeh or Goriziyeh. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Hamzeh, Saghrandeh, Balata, Septun, Vavi and Fajr. We also found some pictures.

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Interesting facts about this location

Karkheh Dam

The Karkheh Dam is a large multi-purpose earthen embankment dam built in Iran on the Karkheh River in 2001 by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). The dam is on the Karkheh River in the Northwestern province of Khūzestān, the closest city being Andimeshk to the east. It is 127 metres high and has a reservoir capacity of 5.9 billion cubic meters. The Karkheh Dam is designed to irrigate 320,000 hectares of land, produce 520 MW of hydro-electricity and prevent downstream floods.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 32.3, 47.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Dams completed in 2001, Dams in Iran, Earth-filled dams, Hydroelectric power stations in Iran, Khuzestan Province, Reservoirs in Iran