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Lorestan province

Province of Iran / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lorestan Province (also written Luristan,[3] Lurestan,[3] or Loristan,[3] Persian: استان لرستان[4]) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the western part of the country in the Zagros Mountains and covers an area of 28,392 km2. Its capital is the city of Khorramabad. At the time of the National Census in 2006, the province had a population of 1,689,650 in 382,805 households.[5] The following census in 2011 counted 1,754,243 in 462,260 households.[6] In 2014 it was placed in Region 4.[7] At the most recent census in 2016, the population of Lorestan province had risen to 1,760,649 inhabitants in 509,025 households.[1]

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Lorestan Province
Persian: استان لرستان
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
 (2016)[1]
  Total1,760,649
  Density62/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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