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Provinces of Iran
استان‌های ایران (Persian)
Also known as:
Province
استان
Iran provinces.svg
Category Unitary state
Location Iran
Number 31
Populations 557,599 (Ilam Province) – 12,183,391 (Tehran)
Areas 5,833 km2 (2,252 sq mi) (Alborz) – 183,285 km2 (70,767 sq mi) (Kerman Province)
Government Provincial government (National government)
Subdivisions County

Iran is divided into 30 provinces (Persian: استان ostān, plural استان‌ها ostānhā). Each is ruled from a local center. These local centers can usually be found in the biggest local city, called the capital (Persian: مرکز markaz) of that province.

Information

The following is a table with information on the provinces of Iran:

Province Capital Area(km²) Population Density
(people/km²)
Shahrestans
Ardabil Ardabil 17,800 1,257,624 70.7 9
Azarbaijan, East Tabriz 45,650 3,500,183 76.7 19
Azarbaijan, West Urmia 37,437 2,949,426 78.8 14
Bushehr Bushehr 22,743 816,115 35.9 9
Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari Shahrekord 16,332 842,002 51.6 6
Fars Shiraz 122,608 4,385,869 35.8 23
Guilan Rasht 14,042 2,410,523 171.7 16
Golestan Gorgan 20,195 1,637,063 81.1 11
Hamadan Hamadan 19,368 1,738,772 89.8 8
Hormozgan Bandar Abbas 70,669 1,314,667 18.6 11
Ilam Ilam 20,133 545,093 27.1 7
Isfahan Isfahan 107,029 4,454,595 41.6 21
Kerman Kerman 180,836 2,432,927 13.5 14
Kermanshah Kermanshah 24,998 1,938,060 77.5 13
Khorasan, North Bojnourd 28,434 786,918 27.7 6
Khorasan, Razavi Mashhad 144,681 5,202,770 36.0 19
Khorasan, South Birjand 69,555 510,218 7.3 4
Khuzestan Ahvaz 64,055 4,345,607 67.8 18
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Yasuj 15,504 695,099 44.8 5
Kurdistan Sanandaj 29,137 1,574,118 54.0 9
Lorestan Khorramabad 28,294 1,758,628 62.2 9
Markazi Arak 29,130 1,361,394 46.7 10
Mazandaran Sari 23,701 2,818,831 118.9 15
Qazvin Qazvin 15,549 1,166,861 75.0 5
Qom Qom 11,526 1,064,456 92.4 1
Semnan Semnan 97,491 589,512 6.0 4
Sistan and Baluchistan Zahedan 181,785 2,290,076 12.6 8
Tehran Tehran 18,814 12,150,742 645.8 13
Yazd Yazd 129,285 958,318 7.4 10
Zanjan Zanjan 21,773 970,946 44.6 7
Iran Tehran 1,628,554 68,467,413 42.0 324

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