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Ardabil Province

استان اردبیل
Azerbaijan (Iran) Pirbidaq Village.jpg
Map of Iran with Ardabīl highlighted
Location of Ardabīl within Iran
Country  Iran
Capital Ardabil
Counties 10
Area
 • Total 17,800 km2 (6,900 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total 1,248,488
 • Density 70.14/km2 (181.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s) Persian (official)
local languages:
Azerbaijani
Talysh
Sheikh-safi
Sheikh Safi's Tomb

Ardabil Province (Persian: استان اردبیل, Ostān-e Ardabīl ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Its capital is Ardabil. The province was established in 1993 from the eastern part of East Azarbaijan and the northern part of Gilan.


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