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Lorestan Province (also written Luristan,[3] Lurestan,[3] or Loristan,[3] Persian: استان لرستان[4]) is a province of western Iran in the Zagros Mountains. The population of Lorestan was 1,760,649 people in 2016, according to the last conducted census.[5] In 2014 it was placed in Region 4.[6]

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Lorestan Province
Counties of Lorestan Province
Location of Lorestan Province in Iran
Coordinates: 33.4871°N 48.3538°E / 33.4871; 48.3538
CountryIran
RegionRegion 4
CapitalKhorramabad
Counties11
Government
  Governor-generalFarhad Zivyar
Area
  Total28,294 km2 (10,924 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)[1]
  Total1,716,527
  Density61/km2 (160/sq mi)
Demonymلرستانی (Lorestani)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Luri, Laki (Kurdish)
HDI (2017)0.779[2]
high · 19th
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Lorestan covers an area of 28,392 km2. The major cities in this province are Khorramabad, Borujerd, Dorud, Aligudarz, Kuhdasht, Azna, Aleshtar, Nurabad, and Pol-e Dokhtar.