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current provinces

Province Capital Area[5] Population[6] Density Shahrestans (counties) Notes Map
Alborz Karaj 5,833 km2 (2,252 sq mi) 2,412,513 413.6/km2 (1,071/sq mi) 4 Until 23 June 2010, Alborz was part of Tehran province. IranAlborz-SVG.svg
Ardabil Ardabil 17,800 km2 (6,900 sq mi) 1,248,488 70.1/km2 (182/sq mi) 9 Until 1993, Ardabil was part of East Azerbaijan province.[7] IranArdabil-SVG.svg
Azerbaijan, East Tabriz 45,650 km2 (17,630 sq mi) 3,724,620 82.3/km2 (213/sq mi) 19   IranEastAzerbaijan-SVG.svg
Azerbaijan, West Urmia 37,437 km2 (14,455 sq mi) 3,080,576 78.8/km2 (204/sq mi) 14 During the Pahlavi Dynasty Urmia was known as Rezaiyeh.[8] IranWestAzerbaijan-SVG.svg
Bushehr Bushehr 22,743 km2 (8,781 sq mi) 1,032,949 45.4/km2 (118/sq mi) 9 Originally part of Fars province. Until 1977, the province was known as Khalij-e Fars (Persian Gulf).[3] IranBushehr-SVG.svg
Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari Shahrekord 16,332 km2 (6,306 sq mi) 895,263 54.8/km2 (142/sq mi) 6 Until 1973 was part of Isfahan province.[9] IranChaharMahaalBakhtiari-SVG.svg
Fars Shiraz 122,608 km2 (47,339 sq mi) 4,596,658 37.5/km2 (97/sq mi) 23   IranFars-SVG.svg
Gilan Rasht 14,042 km2 (5,422 sq mi) 2,480,874 176.7/km2 (458/sq mi) 16   IranGilan-SVG.svg
Golestan Gorgan 20,195 km2 (7,797 sq mi) 1,777,014 88.0/km2 (228/sq mi) 11 On the 31 May 1997, the shahrestans of Aliabad, Gonbad-e-kavus, Gorgan, Kordkuy, Minudasht, and Torkaman were separated from Mazandaran province to form Golestan province. Gorgan was called Esteraba or Astarabad until 1937.[3] IranGolestan-SVG.svg
Hamadan Hamadan 19,368 km2 (7,478 sq mi) 1,758,268 90.8/km2 (235/sq mi) 8 Originally part of Kermanshah province.[3] IranHamadan-SVG.svg
Hormozgān Bandar Abbas 70,669 km2 (27,285 sq mi) 1,578,183 22.3/km2 (58/sq mi) 11 Originally part of Kerman province.[3] Until 1977, the province was known as Banader va Jazayer-e Bahr-e Oman (Ports and Islands of the Sea of Oman).[3] IranHormozgan-SVG.svg
Ilam Ilam 20,133 km2 (7,773 sq mi) 557,599 27.7/km2 (72/sq mi) 7 Originally part of Kermanshah province.[3] IranIlam-SVG.svg
Isfahan Isfahan 107,029 km2 (41,324 sq mi) 4,879,312 45.6/km2 (118/sq mi) 21 In 1986, some parts of Markazi province were transferred to Isfahan, Semnan, and Zanjan provinces.[3] IranEsfahan-SVG.svg
Kerman Kerman 180,836 km2 (69,821 sq mi) 2,938,988 16.3/km2 (42/sq mi) 14   IranKerman-SVG.svg
Kermanshah Kermanshah 24,998 km2 (9,652 sq mi) 1,945,227 77.8/km2 (202/sq mi) 13 Between 1950 and 1979, both Kermanshah province and city were known as Kermanshahan and between 1979 and 1995 were known as Bakhtaran.[3] IranKermanshah-SVG.svg
Khorasan, North Bojnourd 28,434 km2 (10,978 sq mi) 867,727 30.5/km2 (79/sq mi) 6 On 29 September 2004, Khorasan was divided into three provinces. North Khorasan; Razavi Khorasan; South Khorasan.[4] IranNorthKhorasan-SVG.svg
Khorasan, Razavi Mashhad 118,884 km2 (45,901 sq mi) 5,994,402 41.4/km2 (107/sq mi) 29 On 29 September 2004, Khorasan was divided into three provinces. North Khorasan; Razavi Khorasan; South Khorasan.[4] IranRazaviKhorasan-SVG.svg
Khorasan, South Birjand 151,913 km2 (58,654 sq mi) 662,534 9.5/km2 (25/sq mi) 8 On 29 September 2004, Khorasan was divided into three provinces. North Khorasan; Razavi Khorasan; South Khorasan.[4] IranSouthKhorasan-SVG.svg
Khuzestan Ahvaz 64,055 km2 (24,732 sq mi) 4,345,607 67.8/km2 (176/sq mi) 18   IranKhuzestan-SVG.svg
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Yasuj 15,504 km2 (5,986 sq mi) 658,629 42.5/km2 (110/sq mi) 5 Originally part of Khuzestan province. Until 1990, the province was known as Bovir Ahmadi and Kohkiluyeh.[3] IranKohkiluyehBuyerAhmad-SVG.svg
Kurdistan Sanandaj 29,137 km2 (11,250 sq mi) 1,493,645 51.3/km2 (133/sq mi) 9 Originally part of Gilan province.[3] IranKurdistan-SVG.svg
Lorestan Khorramabad 28,294 km2 (10,924 sq mi) 1,754,243 62.0/km2 (161/sq mi) 9 Originally part of Khuzestan province.[3] IranLorestan-SVG.svg
Markazi Arak 29,130 km2 (11,250 sq mi) 1,413,959 48.5/km2 (126/sq mi) 10 Originally part of Mazandaran province.[3] In 1986, some parts of Markazi province were transferred to Isfahan, Semnan, and Zanjan provinces.[3] IranMarkazi-SVG.svg
Mazandaran Sari 23,701 km2 (9,151 sq mi) 3,073,943 129.7/km2 (336/sq mi) 15   IranMazandaran-SVG.svg
Qazvin Qazvin 15,549 km2 (6,004 sq mi) 1,201,565 77.3/km2 (200/sq mi) 5 On 31 December 1996, the shahrestans of Qazvin and Takestan were separated from Zanjan province to form the province of Qazvin.[3] IranQazvin-SVG.svg
Qom Qom 11,526 km2 (4,450 sq mi) 1,151,672 99.9/km2 (259/sq mi) 1 Until 1995, Qom was a shahrestan of Tehran province.[3] IranQom-SVG.svg
Semnan Semnan 97,491 km2 (37,641 sq mi) 631,218 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi) 4 Originally part of Mazandaran province.[3] In 1986, some parts of Markazi province were transferred to Isfahan, Semnan, and Zanjan provinces.[3] IranSemnan-SVG.svg
Sistan and Baluchestan Zahedan 181,785 km2 (70,188 sq mi) 2,534,327 13.9/km2 (36/sq mi) 8 Until 1986, the province was known as Baluchestan and Sistan.[3] IranSistanBaluchistan-SVG.svg
Tehran Tehran 18,814 km2 (7,264 sq mi) 12,183,391 647.6/km2 (1,677/sq mi) 13 Until 1986, Tehran was part of Markazi province. IranTehran-SVG.svg
Yazd Yazd 129,285 km2 (49,917 sq mi) 1,074,428 8.3/km2 (21/sq mi) 10 Originally part of Isfahan province.[9] In 1986, part of Kerman province was transferred to Yazd province. In 2002, Tabas shahrestan (area: 55,344 km²) was transferred from Khorasan province to Yazd.[3] IranYazd-SVG.svg
Zanjan Zanjan 21,773 km2 (8,407 sq mi) 1,015,734 46.6/km2 (121/sq mi) 7 Originally part of Gilan province. In 1986, some parts of Markazi province were transferred to Isfahan, Semnan, and Zanjan provinces.[3] IranZanjan-SVG.svg
Iran (Total) Tehran 1,628,554 km2 (628,788 sq mi) 75,149,669 46.1/km2 (119/sq mi) 342   Iran location map.svg

 

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