Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province


Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province
Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province
استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد
—  Province  —
Map of Iran with Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad highlighted
Location of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad within Iran
Coordinates: 30°40′N 51°36′E / 30.67°N 51.60°E / 30.67; 51.60Coordinates: 30°40′N 51°36′E / 30.67°N 51.60°E / 30.67; 51.60
Country  Iran
Capital Yasuj
Counties 5
Area
 – Total 15,504 km2 (5,986.1 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 – Total 634,299
 – Density 40.9/km2 (106/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 – Summer (DST) IRST (UTC+04:30)
Main language(s) Lurish
Persian

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province (Persian: استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد, Ostān-e Kohgīrūye-o Būyer-Ahmad ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the south-west of the country, and its capital is Yasuj. The province covers an area of 15,563 square kilometers, and in 2006 had a population of 634,000. The people mainly speak in Lurish language.

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Geography

The province is mostly mountainous in terrain, part of the Zagros range. The highest point is the Dena summit with a height of 4,409 meters.

The mountain range of Dena, with more than 20 elevations and over 4000 meters high above the sea level, is, in fact, the great Himalayas in miniature. The mountain range, which is located in Kohgiluyeh va Buyer Ahmad province, is covered with oak forests. Natural springs, singing of the birds, and fresh air fascinate all lovers of nature.

Administrative divisions

Map Abbreviation in map County (Shahrestan)
Kohgiluye.PNG
D Dehdasht
G Gachsaran
Y Yasooj
b bahmai
d dena

Colleges and universities

References

  1. ^ [1] National Census 2006

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