Alborz Province

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Alborz Province

Ostāne Alborz
Map of Iran with Alborz highlighted
Location of the Alborz Province within Iran
Coordinates: 35°29′N 50°35′E / 35.48°N 50.58°E / 35.48; 50.58Coordinates: 35°29′N 50°35′E / 35.48°N 50.58°E / 35.48; 50.58
Country Iran
RegionRegion 1
CapitalKaraj
Counties6
Area
 • Total5,833 km2 (2,252 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total2,712,400
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRDT)
Area code(s)026
Main language(s)Persian

Alborz Province (Persian: استان البرز‎, Ostān-e Alborz ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Its capital is Karaj.

Alborz Province was created by division of Tehran Province into two provinces, after the Parliamentary approval on 23 June 2010, and was introduced as 31st province of Iran.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "National census 2016". amar.org.ir. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  2. Majlis extends term of councils, votes for new province, Tehran Times, Retrieved on 24 June 2010.