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famous bridge of Dezful
Dezful (Dezh-pol, Dez Bridge) is a city in the Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran. It had an estimated population of 256,927 in 2005
The most famous ancient structure of the city is a bridge that dates back to 400 BCE.
The name "Dezful" has beeen derived from the two words "Dej" + "Pol" which mean "barracks" and "bridge". Through history the name dej became dez. It is believed that before the city was formed it was a castle (barracks) protecting the strategic bridge across the dez river. The remains of this castle are not known to exist anymore (the old part of the city adjacent to the bridge is called the "Qaleh" district which means castle in farsi).
It lies on the high left bank of the Dez River, 469 feet (143 m) in elevation, close to the foothills of the Zagros Mountains.
The people of Dezful (Dezfulis) speak a Persian dialect distinct to their group.

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