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West Azerbaijan Province

استان آذربایجان غربی
Map of Iran with West Azerbaijan highlighted
Location of West Azerbaijan within Iran
Country  Iran
Capital Urmia
Counties 17
Area
 • Total 37,437 km2 (14,455 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total 2,949,426
 • Density 78.7837/km2 (204.0489/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s) Persian (official)
local languages:
Azerbaijani
Kurdish
Armenian
Assyrian
.

West Azarbaijan or West Azerbaijan (Persian: آذربایجان غربی Āzarbāijān-e Gharbī; Kurdish: Azerbaycanî Rojawa; Azeri: Qərbi Azərbaycan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran.

The province of West Azarbaijan covers an area of 39,487 km² (or 43,660 km² including Lake Urmia). The capital city of the province is Urmia.

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