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The provinces of Iran are divided more into counties called shahrestan (Persian: شهرستان shahrestān). This is an area inside an ostan. They usually contain a city center, a few bakhsh (Persian: بخش bakhsh), and a bunch of villages around them. They are also usually some cities in each county. As of the year 2005, Iran had 324 counties.

County list

The following is a list of counties by province:

Tehran Province

Qom Province

Markazi Province

Qazvin Province

  • Abyek County
  • Buin-Zahra County
  • Qazvin County
  • Takestan County

Gilan Province

  • Amlash County
  • Astara County
  • Astane-ye-Ashrafiyeh County
  • Bandar-e-Anzali County
  • Fuman County
  • Lahijan County
  • Langrud County
  • Masal County
  • Rasht County
  • Rezvanshahr County
  • Rudbar County
  • Rudsar County
  • Shaft County
  • Siahkal County
  • Some'e-sara County
  • Talesh County

Ardabil Province

  • Ardabil County
  • Bilasavar County
  • Germi County
  • Khakhal County
  • Kowsar County
  • Meshginshahr County
  • Namin County
  • Nir County
  • Parsabad County

Zanjan Province

  • Abhar County
  • Eejrud County
  • Khodabandeh County
  • Khorramdarreh County
  • Mahneshan County
  • Tarom County
  • Zanjan County

East Azarbaijan Province

  • Ahar County
  • Ajabshir County
  • Azarshahr County
  • Bonab County
  • Bostanabad County
  • Charuymaq County
  • Haris County
  • Hashtrud County
  • Jolfa County
  • Kalibar County
  • Malekan County
  • Maragheh County
  • Marand County
  • Mianeh County
  • Osku County
  • Sarab County
  • Shabestar County
  • Tabriz County
  • Varzaqan County

West Azarbaijan Province

  • Bukan County
  • Chaldoran County
  • Khoy County
  • Mahabad County
  • Maku County
  • Miandoab County
  • Naqadeh County
  • Oshnavieh County
  • Piranshahr County
  • Salmas County
  • Sardasht County
  • Shahindej County
  • Takab County
  • Urmia County

Kordestan Province

  • Baneh County
  • Bijar County
  • Divandarreh County
  • Kamyaran County
  • Marivan County
  • Qorveh County
  • Sannandaj County
  • Saqqez County
  • Sarvabad County

Hamadan Province

  • Asadabad County
  • Bahar County
  • Hamadan County
  • Kabudrahang County
  • Malayer County
  • Nahavand County
  • Razan County
  • Tuyserkan County

Kermanshah Province

  • Gilan-e-gharb County
  • Harsin County
  • Islamabad-e-gharb County
  • Javanrud County
  • Kangavar County
  • Kermanshah County
  • Paveh County
  • Qasr-e-Shirin County
  • Sahneh County
  • Sarpol-e-Zahab County
  • Solas-e-Babajani County
  • Sonqor County

Ilam Province

  • Abdanan County
  • Darrehshahr County
  • Dehloran County
  • Eevan County
  • Ilam County
  • Mehran County
  • Shirvan-o-Chardavol County

Lorestan Province

  • Aligudarz County
  • Azna County
  • Borujerd County
  • Delfan County
  • Dorud County
  • Khorramabad County
  • Kuhdasht County
  • Poldokhtar County
  • Selseleh County

Khuzestan Province

  • Abadan County
  • Ahvaz County
  • Andimeshk County
  • Baghmalek County
  • Behbahan County
  • Dasht-e-Azadegan County
  • Dezful County
  • Hendijan County
  • Izeh County
  • Khorramshahr County
  • Lali County
  • Mahshahr County
  • Masjed-Soleyman County
  • Ramhormoz County
  • Shadegan County
  • Shush County
  • Shushtar County

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province

  • Ardal County
  • Borujen County
  • Farsan County
  • Kuhrang County
  • Lordegan County
  • Shahrekord County

Kohgeluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

  • Bahmai County
  • Boyer-Ahmad County
  • Dena County
  • Gachsaran County
  • Kohgeluyeh County

Bushehr Province

  • Bushehr County
  • Dashtestan County
  • Dashti County
  • Dayyer County
  • Deylam County
  • Ganaveh County
  • Jam County
  • Kangan County
  • Tangestan County

Fars Province

  • Abadeh County
  • Arsanjan County
  • Bavanat County
  • Darab County
  • Eqlid County
  • Estahban County
  • Farashband County
  • Fasa County
  • Firuzabad County
  • Jahrom County
  • Kazerun County
  • Khorrambid County
  • Lamerd County
  • Larestan County
  • Mamasani County
  • Marvdasht County
  • Mehr County
  • Neyriz County
  • Qir-o-Karzin County
  • Sepidan County
  • Shiraz County
  • Zarrindasht County

Hormozgan Province

  • Abumusa County
  • Bandar-Abbas County
  • Bandar-Lengeh County
  • Bastak County
  • Gavbandi County
  • Hajiabad County
  • Jask County
  • Minab County
  • Qeshm County
  • Rudan County

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

  • Chabahar County
  • Iranshahr County
  • Khash County
  • Nikshahr County
  • Saravan County
  • Sarbaz County
  • Zabol County
  • Zahedan County

Kerman Province

  • Anbarabad County
  • Baft County
  • Bam County
  • Bardsir County
  • Jiroft County
  • Kahnuj County
  • Kerman County
  • Manujan County
  • Rafsanjan County
  • Ravar County
  • Shahr-e-Babak County
  • Sirjan County
  • Zarand County

Yazd Province

  • Abarkuh County
  • Ardekan County
  • Bafq County
  • Khatam County
  • Mehriz County
  • Meybud County
  • Sadugh County
  • Tabas County
  • Taft County
  • Yazd County

Esfahan Province

  • Aran-o-Bidgol County
  • Ardestan County
  • Borkhar-o-Meymeh County
  • Chadegan County
  • Falavarjan County
  • Fereydan County
  • Fereydunshahr County
  • Golpayegan County
  • Isfahan County
  • Kashan County
  • Khansar County
  • Khomeinishahr County
  • Lenjan County
  • Lower Semirom County
  • Mobarakeh County
  • Nain County
  • Najafabad County
  • Natanz County
  • Semirom County
  • Shahreza County
  • Tiran-o-Korun County

Semnan Province

  • Damghan County
  • Garmsar County
  • Semnan County
  • Shahrud County

Mazandaran Province

  • Amol County
  • Babol County
  • Babolsar County
  • Behshahr County
  • Chalus County
  • Juybar County
  • Mahmudabad County
  • Neka County
  • Noshahr County
  • Nur County
  • Qaemshahr County
  • Ramsar County
  • Sari County
  • Savadkuh County
  • Tonekabon County

Golestan Province

  • Aliabad County
  • Aqqala County
  • Azadshahr County
  • Bandar-e-gaz County
  • Bandar-e-Torkaman County
  • Gonbad-e-Kavus County
  • Gorgan County
  • Kolaleh County
  • Kordkuy County
  • Minudasht County
  • Ramian County

North Khorasan Province

  • Bojnurd County
  • Isfarayen County
  • Jajrom County
  • Maneh-o-Samalqan County
  • Shirvan County

Razavi Khorasan Province

  • Bardaskan County
  • Chenaran County
  • Dargaz County
  • Fariman County
  • Gonabad County
  • Kalat County
  • Kashmar County
  • Khaf County
  • Khalilabad County
  • Mashhad County
  • Neyshabur County
  • Qaenat County
  • Quchan County
  • Rashtkhar County
  • Sabzevar County
  • Sarakhs County
  • Taybad County
  • Torbat-e-Jam County
  • Torbat-e-Heydarieh County

South Khorasan Province

  • Birjand County
  • Darmian County
  • Ferdows County
  • Nehbandan County
  • Qaen County
  • Sarayan County
  • Sarbisheh County

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