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Kurdistan province

Province of Iran / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kurdistan or Kordestan province (Persian: استان کردستان, romanized: Ostān-e Kordestān; Kurdish: پارێزگای کوردستان, romanized: Parêzgayî Kurdistan[4][5]) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. The province is 28,817 km2 in area and its capital is the city of Sanandaj.[6] Other counties with their major cities are Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan, Qorveh, Piranshahr, Bijar, Kamyaran, Dehgolan, Diwandarreh and Sarvabad.

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Kurdistan Province
استان کردستان
Miyane village
Miyane village
Map of Iran with Kurdistan province highlighted
Location of Kurdistan province within Iran
Coordinates: 35.3113°N 46.9960°E / 35.3113; 46.9960
RegionRegion 3
  Governor-generalEsmaeil Zarei Kousha
  Total29,137 km2 (11,250 sq mi)
  Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Persian (official)
local languages:[2]
HDI (2017)0.743[3]
high · 30th

Kurdistan province is located in the west of Iran, in Region 3. It borders the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the west, and the Iranian provinces of West Azerbaijan to the north, Zanjan to the northeast, Hamadan to the east, and Kermanshah to the south.[7] It exists within both Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan.

At the National Census conducted in 2006, the province had a population of 1,416,334 inhabitants in 337,179 households.[8] The following census in 2011 counted 1,493,645 living in 401,845 households.[9] At the time of the most recent census in 2016, the population of the province had risen to 1,603,011 in 471,310 households.[1]