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Contents: Provinces

The population of the provinces of Iran according to census results and official projections.

The Details icon links to further information about a selected division including its population structure (gender, age groups, age distribution, urbanization, literacy (a6+)).

NameNativeStatusPopulation
Census
1996-10-25
Population
Census
2006-10-25
Population
Census
2011-10-24
Population
Census
2016-09-24
Population
Projection
2020-09-21
Alborzالبرز‎Province...2,076,9912,412,5132,712,4002,913,000
ArdabīlاردبیلProvince1,168,0111,228,1551,248,4881,270,4201,306,000
Āzārbāyjān-e Gharbī [West Azerbaijan]آذربایجان غربیProvince2,496,3202,873,4593,080,5763,265,2193,439,000
Āzārbāyjān-e Sharqī [East Azerbaijan]آذربایجان شرقیProvince3,325,5403,603,4563,724,6203,909,6524,051,000
BūshehrبوشهرProvince743,675886,2671,032,9491,163,4001,251,000
Chahārmahāl va Bakhtīārī [Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari]چهارمحال و بختیاریProvince761,168857,910895,263947,763988,000
Eṣfahān [Isfahan]اصفهانProvince3,923,2554,559,2564,879,3125,120,8505,343,000
Fārs [Fars]فارسProvince3,817,0364,336,8784,596,6584,851,2745,051,000
GīlānگیلانProvince2,241,8962,404,8612,480,8742,530,6962,571,000
Golestān [Gorgān]گلستانProvince1,426,2881,617,0871,777,0141,868,8191,975,000
HamadānهمدانProvince1,677,9571,703,2671,758,2681,738,2341,779,000
HormozgānهرمزگانProvince1,062,1551,403,6741,578,1831,776,4151,942,000
ĪlāmایلامProvince487,886545,787557,599580,158602,000
KermānکرمانProvince2,004,3282,652,4132,938,9883,164,7183,341,000
KermānshāhکرمانشاهProvince1,778,5961,879,3851,945,2271,952,4341,999,000
Khorāsān-e Junoubi [South Khorasan]خراسان جنوبیProvince595,113702,852732,192768,898822,000
Khorāsān-e Razavi [Razavi Khorasan]خراسان رضویProvince4,719,9025,593,0795,994,4026,434,5016,871,000
Khorāsān-e Shomali [North Khorasan]خراسان شمالیProvince732,646811,572867,727863,092899,000
KhūzestānخوزستانProvince3,746,7724,274,9794,531,7204,710,5094,936,000
Kohkīlūyeh va Boyer Ahmadī [Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad]کهگیلویه و بویراحمدProvince544,356634,299658,629713,052753,000
Kordestān [Kurdistan]کردستانProvince1,346,3831,440,1561,493,6451,603,0111,675,000
LorestānلرستانProvince1,584,4341,716,5271,754,2431,760,6491,801,000
MarkazīمرکزیProvince1,228,8121,351,2571,413,9591,429,4751,478,000
MāzandarānمازندرانProvince2,602,0082,922,4323,073,9433,283,5823,391,000
QazvīnقزوینProvince968,2571,143,2001,201,5651,273,7611,336,000
QomقمProvince853,0441,046,7371,151,6721,292,2831,398,000
SemnānسمنانProvince501,447589,742631,218702,360764,000
Sīstān va Balūchestān [Sistan and Baluchestan]سیستان و بلوچستانProvince1,722,5792,405,7422,534,3272,775,0143,045,000
Tehrān [Tehran]تهرانProvince...11,345,37512,183,39113,267,63713,973,000
YazdیزدProvince750,769924,3861,004,7701,138,5331,236,000
ZanjānزنجانProvince900,890964,6011,015,7341,057,4611,107,000
IranایرانIslamic Republic60,055,48870,495,78275,149,66979,926,27084,038,000

Source: Statistical Centre of Iran (web).


Further information about the population structure:

Gender (P 2020)
Males42,484,000
Females41,553,000
Age Groups (P 2020)
0-14 years20,673,000
15-64 years57,888,000
65+ years5,475,000
Age Distribution (P 2020)
0-9 years14,434,000
10-19 years11,812,000
20-29 years12,254,000
30-39 years16,786,000
40-49 years11,926,000
50-59 years8,281,000
60-69 years5,264,000
70-79 years2,264,000
80+ years1,015,000
Urbanization (P 2020)
Rural20,648,000
Urban63,390,000
Literacy (A6+) (C 2016)
yes62,666,760
no8,795,553