West Azarbaijan Province

Province of Iran
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West Azarbaijan or West Azerbaijan (Persian: آذربایجان غربی Āzarbāijān-e Gharbī; Kurdish: Azerbaycanî Rojawa; Azeri: Qərbi Azərbaycan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran.

West Azerbaijan Province

استان آذربایجان غربی
Map of Iran with West Azerbaijan highlighted
Location of West Azerbaijan within Iran
Country Iran
 • Total37,437 km2 (14,455 sq mi)
 • Total2,949,426
 • Density79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Persian (official)
local languages:

The province of West Azarbaijan covers an area of 39,487 km² (or 43,660 km² including Lake Urmia). The capital city of the province is Urmia.


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