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Kurdistan or Kordestan province (Persian: استان کردستان, romanized: Ostān-e Kordestān; Kurdish: پارێزگای کوردستان, romanized: Parêzgayî Kurdistan[4][5]), is a province in Iran. The province of Kurdistan is 28,817 km2 in area.

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Kurdistan province
Miyane village
Location of Kurdistan Province within Iran
Coordinates: 35.3113°N 46.9960°E / 35.3113; 46.9960
CountryIran
RegionRegion 3
CapitalSanandaj
Counties10
Government
  Governor-generalEsmaeil Zarei Kousha
Area
  Total29,137 km2 (11,250 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
  Total1,493,645
  Density51/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Persian (official)
local languages:[2]
Azerbaijani
Kurdish
HDI (2017)0.743[3]
high · 30th
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General map of the Kurdistan Province

It is located in the west of Iran, in Region 3. It borders the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to the west, the province of West Azerbaijan to the north, Zanjan to the northeast, Hamedan to the east and Kermanshah to the south.[6] It exists within both Iranian Kurdistan and Kurdistan.

The capital of Kurdistan Province is the city of Sanandaj.[7] Other counties with their major cities are Saqqez, Baneh, Diwandarreh, Bijar, Qorveh, Dehgolan, Kamyaran, Sarvabad and Marivan.