Fars province

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Fars Province
استان فارس
Location of Fars Province
Coordinates: 29°37′30″N 52°31′54″E / 29.62500°N 52.53167°E / 29.62500; 52.53167Coordinates: 29°37′30″N 52°31′54″E / 29.62500°N 52.53167°E / 29.62500; 52.53167
Country Iran
CapitalShiraz
Counties8
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total4,851,274
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Area code(s)071
Main language(s)Persian

Fars Province (Persian: استان فارس, Ostān-e Fārs ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is also historically known to foreigners as Persia, Parsa, Persis and is the historical homeland of the Persian people.[2] Its capital is Shiraz.

References[change | change source]

  1. "National census 2016". amar.org.ir. Retrieved 2017-03-14.
  2. Imanpour, Mohammad-Taghi. The Land of Parsa: the first Persian Homeland. The University of Manchester (United Kingdom), 1998.