IRAN

historical demographical data of the administrative division


OSTANcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.misurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mie2002e2001c1996c1996e1991c1986[c1986]e1983c1976e1971c1966e1961?e1959codecodecodecodepos.particularsvariants of the name
source:IY (2000)IY (2000)DV (1986)SY (1966)GSCAIYEWBB,TBDVDVPGMDVPMWGHWGLJaLaGLISOFIPS
ArdabîlArdabîl1788169041204,41197,41168,01168,01141,6ADAR03IR32nwsplit from Azarbâyiân-e Sharqî ca 1995Ardabîl
Azarbâyiân-e GharbîOrûmîyeh374631446438850168562774,82723,22496,32496,32284,21989,91971,71688,01408,01214,01087,2719,0ABWA02IR01nwAzarbâijân Bâchtari, West Azarbayejan, Azarbayjân-e Bakhtari
Azarbâyiân-e SharqîTabrîz454811756067102250963378,23368,63325,53325,53278,74180,44114,13679,03204,82838,02596,42012,1ASEA01IR33nwAzarbâijân Chavari, East Azarbayejan, Azarbayjân-e Khavari
BâkhtarânBâkhtarân (Kermânshâh)2464195142366794771962,21929,91778,61778,61622,21471,21463,01225,01025,3917,0776,41438,6BTBK17IR13wcKermânshâhân, Kermânshâh
BûshehrBûshehr23168894527653796,6787,7743,7743,7694,3578,6612,2428,0343,7188,1BSBS06IR22csin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Bûshehr, Busjir, Khalij-e Fars
Chahâr Mahâll va BakhtîârîShahr-e Kord162016255148705721794,1786,8761,2761,2747,3637,2631,2476,0398,8359,0298,4340,6CBCM08IR03cswin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Bachtiâri va TsjahârMahâl, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiyari, Chahâr Mahâl-e Bakhtiari
EsfâhânEsfâhân10702741323104650586094316,84238,93923,33923,43682,43317,13294,92770,01971,71750,01703,71682,8ESES04IR28cIsfahan, Esfahân
FârsShirâz12181547033133298514654135,34079,23817,03817,03543,83229,23193,82442,02020,91617,01439,81295,7FSFA14IR07scFârs
GilânRasht13952538714709141152310,02295,72241,92241,92204,02086,72081,01822,01579,31459,01752,51422,4GLGI19IR08nwcGîlân
GolestânGorgân2089380671555,11532,41426,3GSIR37nnesplit form Mâzândârân ca 1995Gorgân (but at that time not as an official "Ostan")
HamadânHamadân1954775471978477881718,61710,41678,01678,01651,31533,91505,81253,01093,1937,0889,9730,4HMHD24IR09cwin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Hamadân
HormozgânBander-e 'Abbâs711932748866870363741235,81204,41062,21062,2924,4760,0762,2568,0512,4633,0598,3240,3HGHG23IR11scHormozgân, Urmuzgan, Persian Gulf, Coastal and Southern Islands, Banader ve Jazayer-e Bahr-e Oman
IlâmIlâm201507780190447011551,0539,2487,9487,9440,7384,4382,1266,0242,8167,0148,3ILIL05IR10wcin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Îlâm
KermânKermân18171470160179916745082215,42174,32004,32004,31862,51639,01623,01317,01085,1824,0761,9616,7KMKE15IR29secKirman, Kermân
KhorâsânMashhad3029661169753133371209806094,96085,06047,76047,76013,25313,05280,63938,03250,12669,02497,42023,6KRKR09IR30neChorâsân, Khorâsân
KhûzestânAhvâz632132440767282249624506,84366,13746,83746,83175,92702,52682,02672,02187,21901,01578,11855,2KZKZ10IR15swChuzestân, Khûzestân
Kohkîlûyeh va Bûyer AhmadîYâsûj155636009142615505627,5610,3544,4544,4496,7413,1411,8292,0242,2175,0161,2KBKB18IR05csin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad, Bojer Ahmadi va Kohkilujeh, Kugilujeh & Bojer Ahmad, Kohgîluyeh-e Boyerahmad
KordestânSânândâj28817111262499893071492,01465,21346,41346,41233,51091,11078,4923,0783,7682,0619,6490,2KDKD16IR16wnwKurdistan, Kordestân
LorestânKhorramâbâd283921096228803121161671,71657,01584,41584,41501,81369,91367,01074,0932,3775,0686,3565,0LRLO20IR23cwin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Luristan, Lorestân
MarkaziArâk2940611354290801300,81286,51228,81228,81182,61092,21082,11301,06954,75865,04979,13264,1MKMK22IR24ncbefore 1986 included: TehranMarkazî
MâzândârânSâri23833920246456182862742,92718,12602,04028,33793,13449,43419,32861,02387,02007,01841,61365,6MZMD21IR17ncMâzandarân
QazvînQazvîn1549159811066,31046,6968,3QVIR38nnw/ncsplit from Zanjân ca 1995Kazvin
QomQom112374339971,3950,1853,0853,0QM22IR24cnQum, Kom
SemnânSemnân96816373819095831504564,0552,0501,4501,4458,1418,2417,0322,0487,5213,0207,8177,2SNSM12IR25necin 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Semnân
Sîstân va BalûchestânZâhedân17843168892181578701072086,22018,21722,61722,61455,11206,01197,1829,0662,7443,0455,0428,4SBSB13IR04seSistan & Baluchestan, Balûchestân va Sistân, Sîstân-e Balûchestân
TehrânTehrân191967412299333533511689,311450,610344,011176,19982,38719,58712,17192,0TRTE07IR26ncsplit from Markazi ca 1986Tehrân
YazdYazd734672836670011841,4823,8750,8750,8691,1582,3574,0424,0358,1304,0YDYA25IR31ecdata of 1966 in Esfâhân; in 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Jezd
ZanjânZanjân21841843336398937,0930,8900,91036,91776,11600,21588,61309,0577,3499,0ZNZA11IR27nnwdata of 1966 in Gilân; in 1970's indicated as "Farmandakirol", not as "Ostan"Zanjân
TOTAL:Tehrân1629795629264164351063512265540,264528,260055,560055,555837,249765,049445,041071,033708,728248,025078,920856,0
FORMER DIVISION (until ca 1965):c1966c1966source: code
USTâNsource: WP/CAsource: WP/CAWP/CA
SY
GilânRasht48621187731752,53000,01
MâzandarânSâri155164599092049,43500,02
Eastern AzerbâijânTabriz73683284492596,42400,03
Western AzerbâijânRezaiyeh35391136641087,2800,04
KermânshâhKermânshâh59449229531814,62200,05Hamadân, Kirmanshahan
KhuzistânAhwâz117713454492425,61800,06
FârsShirâz148669574011691,71500,07
KermânKermân225173869391108,31000,08Kirman
KhuristânMeshed3142821213442497,41300,09Khorasân
IsfahânIsfahân, Yazd197403762172002,11500,010Esfahân
plus some other unnumbered ustâns:these three here below are possibly later splittings
KurdistanSannandaj3385913073619,6
BaluchistanZahedan17783268661455,0Baluchistan-Sistan
Central ProvinceTeheran60761234604979,1Capital City, Markazi (?)
TOTAL:Tehran164800063629325078,919000,0
FORMER DIVISION (ca 1940-50):ca 1940ca 1940no specified population figures available yet
source: EBsource: EB
Ardelan242539364
Azerbaijan10657941150
Fars17694668319
Gilan141755473
Gurgan148595737
Hamadan3040111738
Isfahan5431520971
Kachar215208309
Kazvin254499826
Kerman434115167612
Kermanshah2749810617
Khamse2803710825
Khurasan323618124949
Khuzistan8813034027
Laristan5444221020
Luristan4116315893
Mazanderan194727518
Samnan-Damghan9393936270
Tehran3552713717
Yezd2869511079
TOTAL:Tehran1643132634414
FORMER DIVISION (until ca 1940):no specified figures of area and population available yet
AdarbaijanTabriz
ArabistanDizful
AstrabadAstrabad
FarsShiraz
GilanResht
HamadanHamadan
Irak-AjemiKum
IspahanIspahan
KasbinKasbin
KermanKerman
KermanshahKermanshah
KhorassanMeshhed
KuhistanBirjand
KurdistanSinna
LuristanBurnjird
MazanderanBarfrush
TehranTehran
YezdYezd
ZenjanZenjan
TOTAL:Tehran
FORMER DIVISION (ca 1900):no specified figures of area and population available yet
Ardelan
Azerbijan
Baluchistan
Farsistan
Gilan
Irakajemi
Khorasan
Khoristan
Kirman
Laristan
Luristan
Mazandaran
TOTAL:Tehran

Particulars:
Regretfully there are no reliable historical figures available yet prior to 1959.
Detailed figures of the first census held 1956 are not yet available.
Source indicated with "IY" = "Iran statistical yearbook", ISSN 1017-2564 [ed. 1380 = 2001/02].
Dashes above vowels as diactritic marks are not correctly shown, they are poorly replaced by accent circumflexe.
In the used sources there is some discrepancy between the figures of the surface areas.
File created on 1994-08-11; revised for "Populstat" website on 2000-12-29; and last modified on 2004-12-09 by Jan Lahmeyer

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