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QESHM Island

Qeshm (Persian: قشم - pronounced kē´shm) is an island situated in the Strait of Hormuz off the south coast of Iran and east of the Persian Gulf. The surface is mostly rocky and barren. It is Iran's largest and the Persian Gulf's largest island. It has an area of 1500 km² and almost 136 kilometers length. The weather is hot and humid over there.
Qeshm Island is famous for its wide range of ecotourism attractions such as the Hara marine forests, valleys and seascapes. According to environmentalists, about 1.5% of the world birds and 25% of Iran's native birds annually migrate to Mangrove (Hara) forest which is the first Iranian national Geo-Park.
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