Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

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Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province
استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد
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
Region Region 2
Capital Yasuj
Counties 5
 • Total 15,504 km2 (5,986 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 658,629
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone IRST (UTC+03:30)
 • Summer (DST) IRST (UTC+04:30)
Main language(s) Official: Persian

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province (Persian: استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد‎, Ostān-e Kohgīrūye-o Būyer-Ahmad ) (Luri: استان کهگیلویه و بِیرَمَد, Ostān-e Kohgīrūye-o Beyramad ) is one of the thirty-one provinces of Iran. It is in the south-west of the country, in Iran's Region 2,[2] and its capital is Yasuj. The province covers an area of 15,563 square kilometers, and in 2006 had a population of 634,000. According to National Population and Housing Census population of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad in 2011 was 658,629.[1] The people mainly speak Lurish language. The counties of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province are Bahmai County, Landeh County, Boyer-Ahmad County, Charam County, Dana County, Basht County & Gachsaran County.


Dena Range as seen from South West
Khamin Mount; Shadegan, Basht Gachsaran County in the end of Winter

The province is mostly mountainous in terrain, part of the Zagros range. The highest point is the Dena summit with a height of 5,109 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. Another mountain is Khamin or Khami that is located in Gachsaran country.

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Counties of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad ProvinceCities of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad Province

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