Kermanshah province

province of Iran

Kermanshah Province (Persian: استان كرمانشاه, romanized: Ostān-e Kermanšah, Kurdish: پارێزگای کرماشان, romanized: Parêzgeha Kirmaşan[5][6]) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Its capital is Kermanshah. The province was known from 1969 to 1986 as Kermanshahan and from 1986 to 1995 as Bakhtaran.

استان کرمانشاه
Location of Kermanshah within Iran
Location of Kermanshah within Iran
Coordinates: 34°19′03″N 47°05′13″E / 34.3176°N 47.0869°E / 34.3176; 47.0869Coordinates: 34°19′03″N 47°05′13″E / 34.3176°N 47.0869°E / 34.3176; 47.0869
Country Iran
Region4th Region
 • GovernorAsadollah Razani
 • Total24,998 km2 (9,652 sq mi)
 • Total1,952,434
 • Density78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Kurdish local
Persian official
Azeri[3]Just in Sonqor County
HDI (2017)0.796[4]
high · 14th


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