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The provinces of Iran further subdivided into counties called shahrestan (Persian: شهرستان shahrestān), an area inside an ostan, and consists of a city centre, few bakhsh (Persian: بخش bakhsh) and many villages around them. There are usually a few cities (Persian: شهر shahr) and rural agglomerations (Persian: دهستان dehestān) in each county. Rural agglomerations are a collection of a number of villages. One of the cities of the county is appointed as the capital of the county.

The world Shahrestan comes from the Persian language words: shahr and ostan which means city (or town) and province respectively. The nearest equivalent of Shahrestan in English would be sub-province or county.

Each Shahrestan has a governmental office known as Farmandari which coordinates different events and governmental offices. The Farmandar, or the head of Farmandari, is the governor of the Shahrestan which is the highest governmental authority in the division.

Among provinces of Iran, Fars has the highest number of Shahrestans, with 23, while Semnan and South Khorasan have only 4 Shahrestans each; Qom uniquely has one, being coextensive with its namesake county. Iran had 324 Shahrestans in 2005.

Counties of Iran

To better understand such subdivisions, the following table may be helpful. Assume that province P is divided into two counties: A and B. County A has 3 districts: Central, X, and Y. The Central district is the district that contains City M, the capital of the county. Each district might contain one or more cities and/or one or more RAs (rural agglomerations). In our example, the Central district contains City M, City N, and RA T composed of the villages V1, V2, V3, and V4, in turn; district X contains City O and RA U; and district Y has no cities and one RA V. The minimal county consists of only one city as the only district, named Central, of course. The county B in the following table is of such type, containing only one city Q.

Ostan (Province) Shahrestan (County) District City / RA* Villages
P A Central City M (c)
City N
RA T V1, V2, V3, V4
X City O
RA U V5, V6
Y RA V V7, V8, V9
B Central City Q

Contents

Guide

The counties are listed below, by province:

Ardabil Province

Bushehr Province

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province

East Azarbaijan Province

Esfahan Province

Fars Province

Gilan Province

Golestan Province

Hamadan Province

Hormozgan Province

Ilam Province

Kerman Province

Kermanshah Province

Khuzestan Province

Kohgeluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

Kordestan Province

Lorestan Province

Markazi Province

Mazandaran Province

North Khorasan Province

Qazvin Province

Qom Province

Razavi Khorasan Province

Semnan Province

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

South Khorasan Province

Tehran Province

West Azarbaijan Province

Yazd Province

Zanjan Province

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Simple English

The provinces of Iran are divided more into counties called shahrestan (Persian: شهرستان shahrestān). This is an area inside an ostan. They usually contain a city center, a few bakhsh (Persian: بخش bakhsh), and a bunch of villages around them. They are also usually some cities in each county. As of the year 2005, Iran had 324 counties.

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County list

The following is a list of counties by province:

Tehran Province

Qom Province

Markazi Province

Qazvin Province

  • Abyek County
  • Buin-Zahra County
  • Qazvin County
  • Takestan County

Gilan Province

  • Amlash County
  • Astara County
  • Astane-ye-Ashrafiyeh County
  • Bandar-e-Anzali County
  • Fuman County
  • Lahijan County
  • Langrud County
  • Masal County
  • Rasht County
  • Rezvanshahr County
  • Rudbar County
  • Rudsar County
  • Shaft County
  • Siahkal County
  • Some'e-sara County
  • Talesh County

Ardabil Province

  • Ardabil County
  • Bilasavar County
  • Germi County
  • Khakhal County
  • Kowsar County
  • Meshginshahr County
  • Namin County
  • Nir County
  • Parsabad County

Zanjan Province

  • Abhar County
  • Eejrud County
  • Khodabandeh County
  • Khorramdarreh County
  • Mahneshan County
  • Tarom County
  • Zanjan County

East Azarbaijan Province

  • Ahar County
  • Ajabshir County
  • Azarshahr County
  • Bonab County
  • Bostanabad County
  • Charuymaq County
  • Haris County
  • Hashtrud County
  • Jolfa County
  • Kalibar County
  • Malekan County
  • Maragheh County
  • Marand County
  • Mianeh County
  • Osku County
  • Sarab County
  • Shabestar County
  • Tabriz County
  • Varzaqan County

West Azarbaijan Province

  • Bukan County
  • Chaldoran County
  • Khoy County
  • Mahabad County
  • Maku County
  • Miandoab County
  • Naqadeh County
  • Oshnavieh County
  • Piranshahr County
  • Salmas County
  • Sardasht County
  • Shahindej County
  • Takab County
  • Urmia County

Kordestan Province

  • Baneh County
  • Bijar County
  • Divandarreh County
  • Kamyaran County
  • Marivan County
  • Qorveh County
  • Sannandaj County
  • Saqqez County
  • Sarvabad County

Hamadan Province

  • Asadabad County
  • Bahar County
  • Hamadan County
  • Kabudrahang County
  • Malayer County
  • Nahavand County
  • Razan County
  • Tuyserkan County

Kermanshah Province

  • Gilan-e-gharb County
  • Harsin County
  • Islamabad-e-gharb County
  • Javanrud County
  • Kangavar County
  • Kermanshah County
  • Paveh County
  • Qasr-e-Shirin County
  • Sahneh County
  • Sarpol-e-Zahab County
  • Solas-e-Babajani County
  • Sonqor County

Ilam Province

  • Abdanan County
  • Darrehshahr County
  • Dehloran County
  • Eevan County
  • Ilam County
  • Mehran County
  • Shirvan-o-Chardavol County

Lorestan Province

  • Aligudarz County
  • Azna County
  • Borujerd County
  • Delfan County
  • Dorud County
  • Khorramabad County
  • Kuhdasht County
  • Poldokhtar County
  • Selseleh County

Khuzestan Province

  • Abadan County
  • Ahvaz County
  • Andimeshk County
  • Baghmalek County
  • Behbahan County
  • Dasht-e-Azadegan County
  • Dezful County
  • Hendijan County
  • Izeh County
  • Khorramshahr County
  • Lali County
  • Mahshahr County
  • Masjed-Soleyman County
  • Ramhormoz County
  • Shadegan County
  • Shush County
  • Shushtar County

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province

  • Ardal County
  • Borujen County
  • Farsan County
  • Kuhrang County
  • Lordegan County
  • Shahrekord County

Kohgeluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

  • Bahmai County
  • Boyer-Ahmad County
  • Dena County
  • Gachsaran County
  • Kohgeluyeh County

Bushehr Province

  • Bushehr County
  • Dashtestan County
  • Dashti County
  • Dayyer County
  • Deylam County
  • Ganaveh County
  • Jam County
  • Kangan County
  • Tangestan County

Fars Province

  • Abadeh County
  • Arsanjan County
  • Bavanat County
  • Darab County
  • Eqlid County
  • Estahban County
  • Farashband County
  • Fasa County
  • Firuzabad County
  • Jahrom County
  • Kazerun County
  • Khorrambid County
  • Lamerd County
  • Larestan County
  • Mamasani County
  • Marvdasht County
  • Mehr County
  • Neyriz County
  • Qir-o-Karzin County
  • Sepidan County
  • Shiraz County
  • Zarrindasht County

Hormozgan Province

  • Abumusa County
  • Bandar-Abbas County
  • Bandar-Lengeh County
  • Bastak County
  • Gavbandi County
  • Hajiabad County
  • Jask County
  • Minab County
  • Qeshm County
  • Rudan County

Sistan and Baluchestan Province

  • Chabahar County
  • Iranshahr County
  • Khash County
  • Nikshahr County
  • Saravan County
  • Sarbaz County
  • Zabol County
  • Zahedan County

Kerman Province

  • Anbarabad County
  • Baft County
  • Bam County
  • Bardsir County
  • Jiroft County
  • Kahnuj County
  • Kerman County
  • Manujan County
  • Rafsanjan County
  • Ravar County
  • Shahr-e-Babak County
  • Sirjan County
  • Zarand County

Yazd Province

  • Abarkuh County
  • Ardekan County
  • Bafq County
  • Khatam County
  • Mehriz County
  • Meybud County
  • Sadugh County
  • Tabas County
  • Taft County
  • Yazd County

Esfahan Province

  • Aran-o-Bidgol County
  • Ardestan County
  • Borkhar-o-Meymeh County
  • Chadegan County
  • Falavarjan County
  • Fereydan County
  • Fereydunshahr County
  • Golpayegan County
  • Isfahan County
  • Kashan County
  • Khansar County
  • Khomeinishahr County
  • Lenjan County
  • Lower Semirom County
  • Mobarakeh County
  • Nain County
  • Najafabad County
  • Natanz County
  • Semirom County
  • Shahreza County
  • Tiran-o-Korun County

Semnan Province

  • Damghan County
  • Garmsar County
  • Semnan County
  • Shahrud County

Mazandaran Province

  • Amol County
  • Babol County
  • Babolsar County
  • Behshahr County
  • Chalus County
  • Juybar County
  • Mahmudabad County
  • Neka County
  • Noshahr County
  • Nur County
  • Qaemshahr County
  • Ramsar County
  • Sari County
  • Savadkuh County
  • Tonekabon County

Golestan Province

  • Aliabad County
  • Aqqala County
  • Azadshahr County
  • Bandar-e-gaz County
  • Bandar-e-Torkaman County
  • Gonbad-e-Kavus County
  • Gorgan County
  • Kolaleh County
  • Kordkuy County
  • Minudasht County
  • Ramian County

North Khorasan Province

  • Bojnurd County
  • Isfarayen County
  • Jajrom County
  • Maneh-o-Samalqan County
  • Shirvan County

Razavi Khorasan Province

  • Bardaskan County
  • Chenaran County
  • Dargaz County
  • Fariman County
  • Gonabad County
  • Kalat County
  • Kashmar County
  • Khaf County
  • Khalilabad County
  • Mashhad County
  • Neyshabur County
  • Qaenat County
  • Quchan County
  • Rashtkhar County
  • Sabzevar County
  • Sarakhs County
  • Taybad County
  • Torbat-e-Jam County
  • Torbat-e-Heydarieh County

South Khorasan Province

  • Birjand County
  • Darmian County
  • Ferdows County
  • Nehbandan County
  • Qaen County
  • Sarayan County
  • Sarbisheh County


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