Alborz Province

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Alborz Province
استان البرز
Map of Iran with Alborz highlighted
Location of Alborz within Iran
Coordinates: 35°29′N 50°35′E / 35.48°N 50.58°E / 35.48; 50.58Coordinates: 35°29′N 50°35′E / 35.48°N 50.58°E / 35.48; 50.58
Country  Iran
Capital Karaj
Counties 6
 • Total 5,833 km2 (2,252 sq mi)
 • Total 2,412,568
 • Density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRDT (UTC+04:30)
Area code(s) 026
Main language(s) Persian

Alborz Province (Persian: استان البرز‎, Ostan-e Alborz ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran, centered in Karaj.[1]

Alborz Province was formed by division of Tehran Province into two provinces, after the Parliamentary approval on June 23, 2010, and was introduced as 31st province of Iran.[1]

Situated northwest of Tehran, the Province of Alborz has 4 counties, Karaj, Savojbolagh, Taleghan and Nazarabad.[2] Karaj is the seat of the province. Alborz Province [1] is situated 20 km west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains, and is Iran's smallest province in area.



  1. ^ a b c Majlis extends term of councils, votes for new province, Tehran Times, Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  2. ^ MPs vote for new province of Alborz, Khabaronline, Retrieved on 24 June 2010. (Persian)