Alborz Province

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For the mountain range in northern Iran, see Alborz.
Alborz Province
استان البرز
Province
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
Region Region 1
Capital Karaj
Counties 7
Area
 • Total 5,833 km2 (2,252 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,412,513
 • 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.[2]

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.[2] In 2014 it was placed in Region 1.[3]

Situated northwest of Tehran, the Province of Alborz has 4 counties, Karaj, Savojbolagh, Taleghan and Nazarabad.[4] Karaj is the seat of the province. Alborz Province [2] is situated 35 km west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains, and is Iran's smallest province in area.

According to the National Census, in 2011 population of Alborz was 2,412,513 out of which 90,5% lived in urban areas.[1]

Municipalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Selected Findings of National Population and Housing Census 2011
  2. ^ a b c Majlis extends term of councils, votes for new province, Tehran Times, Retrieved on 24 June 2010.
  3. ^ "همشهری آنلاین-استان‌های کشور به ۵ منطقه تقسیم شدند (Provinces were divided into 5 regions)". Hamshahri Online (in Persian). 22 June 2014 (1 Tir 1393, Jalaali). Archived from the original on 23 June 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ MPs vote for new province of Alborz, Khabaronline, Retrieved on 24 June 2010. (Persian)