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Kermanshah Province (Persian: استان كرمانشاه, romanized: Ostān-e Kermanšah, Kurdish: پارێزگای کرماشان, romanized: Parêzgeha Kirmaşan[5][6]) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. The province was known from 1969 to 1986 as Kermanshahan and from 1986 to 1995 as Bakhtaran.[7] According to a 2014 segmentation by the Ministry of Interior it is center of Region 4,[8] with the region's central secretariat located at the province's capital city, Kermanshah. A majority of people in Kermanshah Province are Shia, and there are Sunni and Yarsani minority groups.[9][10]

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Kermanshah
استان کرمانشاه
Counties of Kermanshah Province
Location of Kermanshah Province in Iran
Coordinates: 34.3176°N 47.0869°E / 34.3176; 47.0869
CountryIran
Region4th Region
CapitalKermanshah
Counties14
Government
  Governor-generalBahman Amiri Moghaddam
Area
  Total24,998 km2 (9,652 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
  Total1,952,434
  Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
DemonymKermanshahi
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Kurdish local
Persian official[2][3]
HDI (2017)0.796[4]
high · 14th
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