There are 31 provinces of Iran that are intriguing places to visit.
Provinces of Iran
Some of them are depicted as per below. Afterward list of cities of Iran have been mentioned separately.
East Azerbaijan Province:
It is the biggest and most populous province of northwest of Iran. People talk in Azeri accent that is closed to Turkish. It was called Khavari Azerbaijan in past.
The important cities of this province are: Tabriz, Ahar, Maraghe, Marand.
West Azerbaijan Province:
One of the northwestern provinces that hosts the Urmia Lake. Urmia is its capital.
The important cities of this province are: Tabriz, Ahar, Maraghe, Marand.
Urmia, Khoy, Miandoab, Maku and Mahabad.
It is located in Azerbaijan zone and they talk in Azeri accent either. It is one of the ancient provinces in Iran.
The important cities of this province are: Ardabil, Meshkin Shahr, Pars Abad and Khalkhal.
An ancient province in the central of Iran which is also known for Ispahan, Sepahan, Esfahan and Hispahan. It is one of the most important cities of Iran
The important cities of this province are: Isfahan, Kashan, Khomeini shahr and Najaf Abad.
It is the 31th and newest province of Iran that was divided from Tehran province in 2009. The capital of province is karaj.
The important cities of this province are: Karaj, Kamal shahr, Nazar Abad, Mohammad Shahr.
It is located in west of Iran. Generally it is considered as a mountainous city covered with forests. The capital of this province is Ilam.
The important cities of this province are: Ilam, Dehloran, Ivan and Abdanan.
It is located in the south of Iran and in the coastline of Persian Gulf.
The important cities of this province are: Bushehr, Borazjan, Genaveh and Kangan.
It is one of the most important cities of Iran as the capital of Iran and Tehran province.
The important cities of this province are: Tehran, Malard, Islam shahr and qods.
Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province
Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari is one of the high and mountainous provinces of Iran which shahr-e kord is the capital of this province, and also known as the Iranian Roof.Important cities of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province:Shahr-e kord(capital of the province), Borujen, Lordegan and Farokhshahr are important cities of this province.
One of the eastern provinces of Iran is southern Khorasan. This desert is one of the desert provinces of Iran which Birjand is the center of this historical province.Important cities of Southern Khorasan Province:Birjand (capital of the province)qayen, Tabas and Ferdos are the major cities of the province.
Khorasan Razavi is one of the separated provinces of Old Great Khorasan, located in northeastern Iran. The capital of this province is Mashhad, which is capital of Iran in during the Afsharian era.
Important cities of Khorasan Razavi Province:
Mashhad (capital of the province), Neyshapour, Sabzevar, Quchan and Torbat Heydariyeh are important cities of this province.
Northern Khorasan, located in northeastern Iran, was declared as independent province after the division of Greater Khorasan into three provinces. Bojnord is the center of this province.
Important cities of North Khorasan Province:
Bojnourd (provincial center), Esfarain, Shirvan and Ashkhane are important cities of this province.
Khuzestan province, located in southwestern Iran and on the Persian Gulf coast, is the center of oil and gas production in Iran. Ahvaz is the capital of the oil-rich province of Khuzestan.
Important cities of Khuzestan Province:
Ahvaz(capital of the province), Abadan, Khoramshahr, Andika and Bandar Mahshahr are among the major cities of this province.
Zanjan province is in northwestern Iran and in the Azarbaijan and Azeri-speaking areas of Iran, which Zanjan city is the center of this beautiful and historic province. In the ancient texts the name of this city is called Zangan, which is same modern Zanjan.
The arabic word for this Persian word (Zangan).
Important cities of Zanjan Province:
Zanjan (central province), Abhar, Khoramdareh and Ghidaraz are important cities in this province.
In the south of the Alborz Range , there is a province called Semnan, which enjoys a diverse climate. The province is a destination for many tourists due to the climate and environmental diversity. The center of this historical province is Semnan.
Important cities of Semnan Province:
Semnan (capital of the province), Shahroud, Damghan and Garmsar are major cities in the desert province.
Sistan and Bluchestan
The second largest province in southwestern Iran and located on the coast of the Oman Sea. The capital of this province is Zahedan.
Important cities of Sistan and Baluchestan Province:
Zahedan (capital of the province), Zabol, Iranshahr and beautiful Chabahar port are among the most important cities of this province.
Fars province is located in the southern part of Iran with unique historical background and it has three different mountainous, temperate and warm climates. The capital of this province is the beautiful city “Shiraz”, one of the major cities of Iran.
Important cities of Fars Province:
Shiraz (capital of the province), Marvdasht, Jahrom and Fasa are major cities of this province.
Qazvin is one of the northwestern provinces of Iran, which accounts for a significant percentage of Iran’s industry and economy. The capital of this industrial province is the ancient city of Qazvin.
Important cities of Qazvin:
Qazvin (capital of the province), Alvand, Takestan and Bowen Zahra are important cities of Qazvin province.
Qom province is located in central Iran and in dry and semi-dry region of Iran and the center of this province is Qom city.
Important cities of Qom Province:
Qom (capital of the province), Qanavat, Jafariyeh and Kahak can be named as important cities of Qom.
The province of Kurdistan is one of the western provinces of Iran that speak the Kurdish language. Sanandaj is the capital of this mountainous province and the second largest Kurdish city in Iran. Kurdistan is the land of Iranian Kurds.
Important cities of Kurdistan:
Sanandaj (central province), Saqez, Marivan and Baneh are important cities of this province.
Kermanshah is a Kurdish province in western Iran, the capital of the western province of Kermanshah, Iran’s first Kurdish city.
Important cities of Kermanshah Province:
Kermanshah (Central Province), west Islamabad, Javanrood and Kangavar.
The largest province of Iran is Kerman, located in the southeastern part of our country. The capital of this province is the Kerman.
Important cities of Kerman Province:
Kerman (Central Province), Bam, Sirjan, Rafsanjan and Jiroft.
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad is one of the most provinces of Iran due to its geographical location, very beautiful waterfalls in this province. The center of this beautiful province is Yasuj.
Important cities of Kohkiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province:
Yasuj (Central Province), Dehdasht and Doganbadan.
Golestan is one of the northern provinces of Iran where Turkman ethnicity of Iran lives there. The center of this province is Gorgan.
Important cities of Golestan Province:
Gorgan (Central Province), Gonbad Kavous, Turkman Port, Aq Qala and Aliabad Katol.
This beautiful and green province is located in the northern part of Iran and on the shores of the beautiful Caspian Sea. The capital of province is Rasht.
Important cities of Gilan Province:
Rasht (Central Province), Bandar Anzali, Lahijan, Talesh and Langroud are major cities of Green Gilan .
One of the western provinces of Iran, which is one of Iran’s lernish is Lorestan province. This beautiful nature province is located in the center of Khoramabad.
Important cities of Lorestan Province:
Khorramabad (capital of the province), Dorood, Kohdasht and Boroujerd are the major cities of the province.
Mazandaran province is located in the beautiful Caspian Sea off the northern coast of Iran and its capital is Sari.
Important cities of Mazandaran Province:
Sari (central province), Amol, Babol and Qaemshahr.
Hormozgan province located in the north of the Strait of Hormuz and to the south of Iran. The center of this beautiful southern province is Bandar Abbas that ancient texts refer to it as the Port of Gambron.
Important cities of Hormozgan Province:
Bandar Abbas (Central Province), Minab, Bandar Lengeh and Dehbarz.
This province is located in the center of the Iran and is known as the industrial capital of Iran. The center of this province is Arak.
Important cities of Markazi Province:
Arak (Central Province), Khomein, Saveh and Mahalat.
Located in the western and mountainous regions of Iran, Hamedan province is the center of the historical city of Hamedan, known in the historical context as Hegmataneh.
Important cities of Hamedan Province:
Hamadan (Capital of Province), Malayer, Nahavand and Asadabad.
It is located in the center of Iran, in the desert area and in the Shirkouh area of Yazd province. The center of this beautiful province is Yazd, the city of windmills.
Important cities of Yazd Province:
Yazd (capital of the province), Meybod, Ardakan and Hamidia, Anar City