Introducing tourist land attractions of Aghajari Formation in Genaveh, South Dezful Basin, Iran

Document Type : Original Research Article


Department of Sedimentary Basin and Petroleum, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran


Iran is one of the five countries in the world with the highest climatic diversity, in the word, in which the existing tourist and natural attractions have a high potential for the development of non-oil revenues. Accordingly, the southern regions of Iran with prominent features in formations belong to different geological periods. Differences in sedimentological features of these formations, especially differences in lithology, have led to the formation of extraordinary geomorphological features that are of great importance in attracting tourism. In these areas, especially the Zagros sedimentary basin, which has expanded with a northwest-southeast trend, various geomorphological structures that are important in the growth of the tourism industry are abundant and pristine and unknown. Genaveh port city of Bushehr province in Zagros basin located in Dezful basin with various Neogene formations and sediments (especially Aghajari Formation) and Quaternary, has special topographic and morphological structures such as mountain ranges, hot springs, sea, etc. There is a high potential of tourist attractions that have remained unknown until now. Most of the studied geomorphological features are located in Aghajari detrital deposits (molasses) that the placement of resistant (sandstone) and unstable sequences (marl and siltstone) leads to the formation of special geomorphological structures in this region. This study examines and introduces the pristine, unknown and natural geotourism landscapes of this region. These diverse geological features, along with rich cultural heritage, have provided the basis for tourism development and the creation of geoparks, which in turn are effective in the development of regional economy and rural areas.


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