Cities

Tehran

Tehran is the capital of Iran. With a population of 8,429,807, it is also Iran\\\’s largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the 21st largest city in the world. Tehran is the centre of most Iranian industries including automotive, electrical, military,…

Isfahan

Isfahan or Esfahan is located about 340 km south of Tehran and Iran’s second largest city (after Tehran). Isfahan city had a population of 1,583,609 and the Isfahan metropolitan area had a population of 3,430,353 in the 2006 Census, the third most populous metropolitan area in Iran after Tehran….

Yazd

Yazd is a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. In 2005 it had an estimated population of 433,836 people. In 2006 it had an estimated population of 505,037. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an…

Gilan

Gilan is one of the provinces of Iran. It lies along the Caspian Sea. The northern part of the province is part of territory of South (Iranian) Talysh. At the center of the province is the main city of Rasht. Lahijan is one of the most beautiful touristic cities in Gilan. The main harbor port of…

Golestān

Golestān is one of the 30 provinces of Iran, located in the north-east of the country, south of the Caspian Sea. Its capital is Gorgan. Golestān was split off from the province of Mazandaran in 1997. It has a population of 1.7 million and an area of 20,380 km.Golestan is the World leading…

Mazandaran

Mazandaran is a Caspian province in the north of Iran. Located on the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. Mazandaran is one of the most densely populated provinces in Iran and has diverse natural resources, especially large reservoirs of oil and natural gas. Mazandaran was declared the second…

Hormozgān

Hormozgān is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, facing Oman. Its area is 70,697 km2 (27,296 sq mi), and its provincial capital is Bandar Abbas. The province has 14 islands located in the Persian Gulf, and 1,000 km (620 mi) of coastline. The province also has 21…

Kermān

Kermān is one of the 30provinces of Iran. It is in the south-east of Iran. Its center is Kerman. The province of Kerman is the second largest province in Iran, 180,726 km². The population of the province is about 2.65 million. In the year 1996, 52.9% of Kerman’s population lived in urban areas,…

Markazi

Markazi is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. The word markazi means central in Persian. Markazi lies in western Iran. Its capital is Arak. Its population is estimated at 1.35 million. The present borders of the province date to the 1980s, when the province was split into the current Markazi and…

Kohgilūyé

Kohgilūyé o Boyer-Ahmad is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south-west of the country, and its capital is Yasuj. The province covers an area of 15,563 square kilometers, and in 2006 had a population of 634,000.The people mainly speak in Lurish language.

Sistan and Baluchestan

Sistan and Baluchestan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southeast of the country, bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan and its capital is Zahedan. The province is the largest in Iran, with an area of 181,785 km² and a population of 2.4 million. The population comprises Sunni Muslim…

Khūzestān

Khūzestān is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the southwest of the country, bordering Iraq’s Basra Province and the Persian Gulf. Its capital is Ahwaz and covers an area of 63,238 km². Historically Khuzestan is what historians refer to as ancient Elam, whose capital was in Susa. The…

Razavi Khorasan

Razavi Khorasan is a province located in northeastern Iran. Mashhad is the centre and capital of the province. Razavi Khorasan is one of the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004.

North Khorasan

North Khorasan is a province located in northeastern Iran. Bojnourd is the centre of the province. North Khorasan is one the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004.

South Khorasan

South Khorasan is a province located in eastern Iran. Birjand is the centre of the province. The other major cities are Ferdows and Qaen. South Khorasan is one the three provinces that were created after the division of Khorasan in 2004.

East Azerbaijan

East Azerbaijan or East Azarbaijan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the northwest of the country, bordering Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, and the provinces of Ardabil, West Azerbaijan, and Zanjan. Its capital is Tabriz.

West Azerbaijan

West Azerbaijan or West Azarbaijan is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is located in North west of the country bordering with Turkey, Iraq and Nakhchivan, and the provinces of East Azerbaijan, Zanjan and Kurdistan. The province of West Azerbaijan covers an area of 39,487 km², or 43,660 km²…

Semnān

Semnān is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the north of the country, and its center is Semnan. The province of Semnan covers an area of 96,816 square kilometers and stretches along the Alborz mountain range and borders to Dasht-e Kavir desert in its southern parts. In 1996, the province…

 Fārs

Fārs is one of the 30 provinces and known as Cultural Capital of Iran. It is in the south of the country and its center is Shiraz. It has an area of 122,400 km². In 2006, this province had a population of 4.34 million people, of which 61.2% were registered as urban dwellers, 38.1% villagers,…

Chahārmahāl-o-Bakhtiyārī

Chahārmahāl-o-Bakhtiyārī is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It lies in the southwestern part of the country. Its capital is Shahrekord. It has an area of 16,332 square kilometers and a population of 842,000 (2005 estimate).

Lorestân

Lorestân, Lurestaan or Luristan, comprises a province and a historic territory of western Iran amidst the Zagros Mountains. The population of Lorestān was estimated at 1,716,527 people in 2006 .

Ilam

Ilam is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south-west of the country, bordering Iraq. Its provincial center is the city of Ilam. It Covers an area of 19,086 square kilometers.The population of the province is approximately 540,000 people (2005 estimate).

Qom

Qom is one of the 30 provinces of Iran with 11,237 km², covering 0.89% of the total area in Iran. It is in the north of the country, and its provincial capital is the city of Qom. It was formed from part of Tehran province in 1995. In 2005, this province had a population of approximately…

Hamedan

Hamedan or Hamedān is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. Its center is Hamedan city. The province of Hamedan covers an area of 19,546 km². In the year 1996, Hamedan province had a population of approximately 1.7 million people. Hamedan is one of the most ancient parts of Iran and its…

Qazwin

Qazwin is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the north-west of the country, and its center is the city of Qazvin. The province was created in 1996 out of part of Zanjan Province. The population of the province is 1.14 million people (2006) of which 68.05% live in the cities and 31.95% live…

Kermanshah

Kermanshah is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. The province was known from 1969 to 1986 as Kermanshahan and from from 1986 to 1995 as Bakhtaran. The province has a rich paleolithic heritage. Many caves with Paleolithic remains have been surveyed or excavated there. Some of these cave sites are…

Kurdistan

Kurdistan is one of the thirty provinces of Iran, not to be confused with the greater geographical area of Iranian Kurdistan. The province of Kurdistan is 28,817 km² in area which encompasses just one-fourth of the Kurdish inhabited areas of Iran or Iranian Kurdistan. It is located in the west…

Zanjan

Zanjan is one of the thirty provinces of Iran located in the North-West Iran in a region called Iranian Azerbaijan. Its capital is Zanjan city. Zanjan province with an area of 36,400 km² has a mostly rural, population of 964,601 (2006). The province lies 330 km northwest of Tehran, connected to…

Bushehr

Bushehr or Bushire is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, with a long coastline onto the Persian Gulf. Its center is Bandar-e-Bushehr, the provincial capital. In 2005, the province had a population of approximately 816,115 people.

Ardabil

Ardabil is a historical city in north-western Iran. The name Ardabil probably comes from the Zoroastrian name of “Artavil” which means a holy place. It is one of the Azerbaijani inhabited provinces of Iran. It is in the north west of the country. Its centre is the city of Ardabil. The province…