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|• location||Zagros Mountains|
|Length||280 km (170 mi)|
|Basin size||9,650 km2 (3,730 sq mi)|
Kor River (also Kur River; Persian: رود کر) is located in the Fars Province of Iran. The sources of the river are mostly in the Zagros Mountains near Mount Dena. It flows into the Bakhtegan Lake, which is a salt lake. The increased salinity level of the lake is due to the decrease in river flow.
The river is never completely dry because it is fed by the snowmelt of Zagros, except for the delta in the summer.
Several canals were built along the river. Many problems of river pollution also cause disturbances in the fauna and flora of the river.
There are dams at Band-e-Amir, Feiz Abbd, Tilakan, Mawan, Hassan Abad, and Abbd Jahan.
Other ancient names of this river are Araxes of Persia, also known as Aras.
The main tributary of Kor is the Pulvar/Polvar (or Sivand) River. It was formerly also called Medus.
The ancient necropolis of Naqsh-e Rustam is located on the Pulvar River.
Bolaghi Gorge is an archaeologically significant valley consisting of 130 ancient settlements going back as early as 5000 BCE.
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- Keshavarzi Ali Reza et Nabavi, S. H., Dominant discharge in the Kor river, Fars province, Iran
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