|provinces of iran|
استانهای ایران (in persian)
|also known as:|
|populations||557,599 (ilam province) – 12,183,391 (tehran)|
|areas||5,833 km2 (2,252 sq mi) (alborz) – 183,285 km2 (70,767 sq mi) (kerman province)|
|government||provincial government (national government)|
provinces of iran by population in 2014
provinces of iran by population density in 2013
map of the iranian provinces by human development index in 2017.
0.800 – 1.000 (very high)
0.700 – 0.799 (high)
0.600 – 0.699 (medium)
provinces of iran by contribution to national gdp in 2014
provinces of iran by gdp per capita in 2012
iran is subdivided into thirty-one provinces (persian: استان ostān, plural استانها ostānhā), each governed from a local center, usually the largest local city, which is called the capital (persian: مرکز, markaz) of that province. the provincial authority is headed by a governor-general (persian: استاندار ostāndār), who is appointed by the minister of the interior subject to approval of the cabinet.