Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

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Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد
Map of Iran with Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad highlighted
Location of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad within Iran
Coordinates: 30°40′N 51°36′E / 30.67°N 51.60°E / 30.67; 51.60Coordinates: 30°40′N 51°36′E / 30.67°N 51.60°E / 30.67; 51.60
Country Iran
RegionRegion 2
CapitalYasuj
Counties5
Area
 • Total15,504 km2 (5,986 sq mi)
Population
(2011)[1]
 • Total658,629
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Official: Persian
Majority:Lurish
HDI (2017)0.796[2]
high · 16th

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province (Persian: استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد‎, Ostān-e Kohgīlūye va Būyer-Ahmad ) (Luri: استان کهگیلویه و بِیرَمَد, Ostān-e Kohgīrūye-o Beyramad ) is one of the thirty-one provinces of Iran. It is in the south-west of the country, in Iran's Region 2,[3] and its capital is Yasuj. The province covers an area of 15,563 square kilometers, and in 2006 had a population of 634,000. According to National Population and Housing Census population of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad in 2011 was 658,629.[1] The people mainly speak Lurish language. The counties of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province are Bahmai County, Landeh County, Boyer-Ahmad County, Charam County, Dana County, Basht County & Gachsaran County.

Geography[edit]

Dena Range as seen from South West
Khamin Mount; Shadegan, Basht Gachsaran County in the end of Winter

The province is mostly mountainous in terrain, part of the Zagros range. The highest point is the Dena summit with a height of 5,109 meters.

The mountain range of Dena, with more than 20 elevations and over 4000 meters high above the sea level, is, in fact, the great Himalayas in miniature. The mountain range, which is located in Kohgiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad province, is covered with oak forests. Natural springs, singing of the birds, and fresh air fascinate all lovers of nature. Another mountain is Khamin or Khami that is located in Gachsaran country.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Counties of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad ProvinceCities of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province

Colleges and universities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Selected Findings of the 2011 National Population and Housing Census Archived 2014-11-14 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "همشهری آنلاین-استان‌های کشور به ۵ منطقه تقسیم شدند (Provinces were divided into 5 regions)". Hamshahri Online (in Persian). 22 June 2014. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014.

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