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Lavan Island
About

Lavan Island of Iran 

 

Lavan Island is the third largest island in Iran after Qeshm and Kish in the Persian Gulf.

The length of this island is 9 km and it extends from the west to the east. The island is seventy-five square kilometers.

The island is 147 km (91 miles) far from the Lengeh Port and is approximately 20 km far from the port of Maqam. Lavan Island is the farthest island from the center of Hormozgan province.

Lavan Island is very resourceful in the field of gas and oil is one of the four major oil infrastructures of the Persian Gulf. The island has huge and significant facilities for exploiting, refining, transporting, loading and exporting crude oil. The oil industry infrastructures of the island is known as "Lavan Refining Complex". 

Offshore Oil Company of Iran has several oil extraction and exploitation platforms, including Salman platform, Bilal platform, Resalat platform and Reshadat platform near that are located the Lavan Island.

This island is one of the most important coral regions of Iran

Lavan Island

Islands & Coastlines

About

Lavan Island of Iran 

 

Lavan Island is the third largest island in Iran after Qeshm and Kish in the Persian Gulf.

The length of this island is 9 km and it extends from the west to the east. The island is seventy-five square kilometers.

The island is 147 km (91 miles) far from the Lengeh Port and is approximately 20 km far from the port of Maqam. Lavan Island is the farthest island from the center of Hormozgan province.

Lavan Island is very resourceful in the field of gas and oil is one of the four major oil infrastructures of the Persian Gulf. The island has huge and significant facilities for exploiting, refining, transporting, loading and exporting crude oil. The oil industry infrastructures of the island is known as "Lavan Refining Complex". 

Offshore Oil Company of Iran has several oil extraction and exploitation platforms, including Salman platform, Bilal platform, Resalat platform and Reshadat platform near that are located the Lavan Island.

This island is one of the most important coral regions of Iran

General view

Existence of rich ecosystems of coral reefs with a wide variety of aquatic species, large amounts of grasses and seaweeds and sea turtles are among the unique features of this beautiful island. 

Also fishing industry is a common in this island and you can enjoy having various and tasty fish in this island. Forty percent of the island is covered with vegetation. The island's agricultural products are mostly grains and dates, which are mostly irrigated by well water. In general, the soil of Lavan Island is suitable for agriculture, but due to the lack of fresh water, agriculture in the island is limited.

One of the interesting points in this island is the presence of honey beehives next to oil, whose honey is green and smells oil, but its taste is similar to ordinary honey.

Weather

The temperature in summer is between 37 and 45 degrees and in winter 25 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Important beaches

Razmara describes the shores of Lavan Island as follows:

“The western shore of Island is sandy and the southeastern shore got jagged rocks. On this shore, there is a boulder with a height of 6 meters that the southern shore of the island starts from this boulder and should extend to the west and after 9 km, it reaches a sandy place. All but one of the island's shores are rocky and muddy.

At a distance of 1500 meters from the northeast of Lavan Island, there is a small island which is uninhabited.”

Cultural landscape
Local community

The population of Lavan is 2500 people that all of them are muslims. Some of the lavan people speak Arabic and others speak Persian. 

Historically, the island was crucial from the perspective of geopolitics. The remnants of old barracks from hundreds years ago bespeak of the fact. 

The islanders are engaged in pearl fishing at certain times of the year, but the main occupation of them is fishing.

Events
Music in Hormoz
Amenities and recreation

The island got large, modern shops where you can get food as well as other supplies you need but the prices are double because all the products are imported to the island.

Lavan Island has a mosque, electricity, running water, a primary school and a high school. Unfortunately, its medical and health facilities are very limited and it has created problems for the residents.

Residences

To travel to Lavan Island, you can use Kish Island and other or reach yourself there by plane. The lavan island got an airport that is used both for civil and military purposes. 

If you decide to stay overnight on Lavan Island, be aware that you cannot setup your cam in a large part of the island due to governmental restrictions.

If you plan to camp in this island, you should get away from the city and go to beaches like Gareth Beach. There are also rooms to rent at the island.

Area guides
Environmental damage