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Iran
INTRODUCTION
1. Geography
2. Political situation
3. Economy
a. Figures
4. Health
5. Education
a. Universities
6. Demographics
7. Religions
a. Freedom
8. Peoples
9. Languages
10. History
11. Cities and Towns
12. Provinces



























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Iran /
Provinces


Province (Ostan) Population
1996 Census
Area
in km²
Capital
1) Teheran 11,176,139 18,814 Teheran
Markazi 1,228,812 29,127 Arak
Qazvin 1,143,200 15,567 Arak
Gilan 2,241,896 14,042 Rasht
Golestan 1,617,087 20,367 Gorgan
2) Mazandaran 4,028,296 23,842 Sari
East Azerbaijan 3,325,540 45,650 Tabriz
West Azerbaijan 2,496,320 37,437 Orumiyeh
Kermanshah 1,778,596 24,998 Kermanshah
Khuzestan 3,746,772 64,055 Ahvaz
Fars 3,817,036 122,608 Shiraz
Kerman 2,004,328 180,726 Kerman
Razavi Khorasan 5,593,079 144,681 Mashhad
North Khorasan 811,572 28,434 Bojnurd
South Khorasan 636,420 69,555 Birjand
Esfahan 3,923,355 107,029 Esfahan
Sistan va Baluchestan 1,722,579 181,785 Zahedan
Kordestan 1,346,383 29,137 Sanandaj
Hamadan 1,677,957 19,368 Hamadan
Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari 761,168 16,332 Shahr Kord
Lorestan 1,584,434 28,294 Khorramabad
Ilam 487,886 20,133 Ilam
Kermanshah 1,879,385 24,998 Ilam
Kohgiluyeh va Boyerahmad 544,356 15,504 Yasuj
Bushehr 743,675 22,743 Bushehr
Zanjan 1,036,873 21,773 Zanjan
Semnan 501,447 97,491 Semnan
Yazd 750,769 129,285 Yazd
Hormozgan 1,062,155 70,697 Bandar-e Abbas
Ardabil 1,168,011 17,800 Ardabil
Qom 853,044 11,526 Qom
60,055,488  
1) Teheran Province was split in January 1997, creating the Qazvin Province with Qazvin as capital.
2) Mazandaran was split in June 1997, creating the new province Gorgan with Gorgan as its capital.




By Tore Kjeilen