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Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

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
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) Lurish

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province (Persian: استان کهگیلویه و بویراحمد‎‎, Ostān-e Kohgīrūye-o Būyer-Ahmad ) 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.


  • Geography 1
  • Administrative divisions 2
  • Colleges and universities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Dena Range as seen from South West
Khami Mount; Shadegan, Basht County

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)
D Dehdasht
C Choram
G Gachsaran
Y Yasooj
b Bahmai
d Dena

Colleges and universities

  • University of Yasuj
  • Islamic Azad University of Gachsaran
  • Yasuj University of Medical Sciences


  1. ^ a b Selected Findings of the 2011 National Population and Housing Census
  2. ^ "همشهری آنلاین-استان‌های کشور به ۵ منطقه تقسیم شدند (Provinces were divided into 5 regions)". Hamshahri Online (in Persian). 22 June 2014. Archived from the original on 23 June 2014. 

External links

  • Official website of Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad Governorship
  • A Boyer-Ahmad-i folk-song sung by Shusha Guppy in the 1970s: Girl from Boyer-Ahmad-i Tribe.
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