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Iran: Major Cities

The provinces of the Islamic Republic of Iran as well as all cities of over 50,000 inhabitants.

Provinces

NameAbbr.NativeCapitalArea
A-L (km²)
Population
C 1986-09-22
Population
C 1996-10-25
Population
C 2006-10-25
Population
C 2011-10-24
Population
P 2014-09-21
IranIRNایرانTehrān1,628,77149,445,01060,055,48870,495,78275,149,66977,856,000
Ālborz {Alborz}ALBالبرز‎Karaj5,122TehrānTehrān2,076,9912,412,5132,548,000512200
Ardabīl {Ardabil}ARDاردبیلArdabīl17,8001,036,2021,168,0111,228,1551,248,4881,276,0001780000
Āzārbāyjān-e Gharbī [West Azerbaijan] {Azarbayjan-e Gharbi}AZGآذربایجان غربیOrūmīyeh37,4111,971,6772,496,3202,873,4593,080,5763,201,0003741100
Āzārbāyjān-e Sharqī [East Azerbaijan] {Azarbayjan-e Sharqi}AZSآذربایجان شرقیTabrīz45,6513,077,8823,325,5403,603,4563,724,6203,807,0004565100
Būshehr {Bushehr}BUSبوشهرBūshehr22,743612,183743,675886,2671,032,9491,100,0002274300
Chahārmahāl va Bakhtīārī {Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari}CMBچهارمحال و بختیاریShahrekord16,328631,179761,168857,910895,263923,0001632800
Eṣfahān [Isfahan] {Esfahan}ESFاصفهانEṣfahān107,0183,294,9163,923,2554,559,2564,879,3125,007,00010701800
Fārs {Fars}FARفارسShīrāz122,6083,193,7693,817,0364,336,8784,596,6584,735,00012260800
Gīlān {Gilan}GILگيلانRasht14,0422,081,0372,241,8962,404,8612,480,8742,527,0001404200
Gorgān (Golestan) {Gorgan}GORگرگانGorgān20,3671,145,0331,426,2881,617,0871,777,0141,871,0002036700
Hamadān {Hamadan}HAMهمدانHamadān19,3681,505,8261,677,9571,703,2671,758,2681,786,0001936800
Hormozgān {Hormozgan}HORهرمزگانBandar-e 'Abās70,697762,2061,062,1551,403,6741,578,1831,676,0007069700
Īlām {Ilam}ILAایلامĪlām20,133382,091487,886545,787557,599575,0002013300
Kermān {Kerman}KERکرمانKermān180,7261,622,9582,004,3282,652,4132,938,9883,071,00018072600
Kermānshāh (Bākhtarān) {Kermanshah}KMSکرمانشاهKermānshāh25,0091,462,9651,778,5961,879,3851,945,2271,970,0002500900
Khorāsān-e Junoubi (incl. Ṭabas Distr.) [South Khorasan] {Khorasan-e Junoubi}KHJخراسان جنوبیBīrjand151,193558,866595,113702,852732,192760,00015119300
Khorāsān-e Razavi [Razavi Khorasan] {Khorasan-e Razavi}KHRخراسان رضویMashhad118,8514,086,1824,719,9025,593,0795,994,4026,262,00011885100
Khorāsān-e Shomali [North Khorasan] {Khorasan-e Shomali}KHSخراسان شمالیBojnūrd28,434587,328732,646811,572867,727899,0002843400
Khūzestān [Khoozestan] {Khuzestan}KHUخوزستانAhvāz64,0552,681,9783,746,7724,274,9794,531,7204,724,0006405500
Kohkīlūyeh va Boyer Ahmadī [Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad] {Kohkiluyeh va Boyer Ahmadi}KBAکهکیلویه و بویراحمدYāsūj15,504411,828544,356634,299658,629692,0001550400
Kordestān [Kurdistan] {Kordestan}KORکردستانSanandaj29,1371,078,4151,346,3831,440,1561,493,6451,524,0002913700
Lorestān {Lorestan}LORلرستانKhorramābād28,2941,367,0291,584,4341,716,5271,754,2431,801,0002829400
Markazī {Markazi}MARمرکزیArāk29,1271,082,1091,228,8121,351,2571,413,9591,456,0002912700
Māzandarān {Mazandaran}MAZمازندرانSārī23,8422,274,3132,602,0082,922,4323,073,9433,155,0002384200
Qazvīn {Qazvin}QASقزوينQazvīn15,567805,562968,2571,143,2001,201,5651,238,0001556700
QomQOMقمQom11,526616,963853,0441,046,7371,151,6721,214,0001152600
Semnān {Semnan}SEMسمنانSemnān97,491417,035501,447589,742631,218662,0009749100
Sīstān va Balūchestān [Sistan & Baluchestan] {Sistan va Baluchestan}SBAسیستان و بلوچستانZāhedān181,7851,197,0591,722,5792,405,7422,534,3272,724,00018178500
Tehrān {Tehran}TEHتهرانTehrān13,6928,095,17410,343,96511,345,37512,183,39112,559,0001369200
YazdYAZیزدYazd73,477622,257750,769924,3861,004,7701,067,0007347700
Zanjān {Zanjan}ZANزنجانZanjān21,773782,988900,890964,6011,015,7341,047,0002177300

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
C C 2011-10-24
1TehrānTEH8,154,051
2MashhadKHR2,749,374
3EṣfahānESF1,756,126
4KarajALB1,614,626
5TabrīzAZS1,494,998
6ShīrāzFAR1,460,665
7AhvāzKHU1,112,021
8QomQOM1,074,036
9KermānshāhKMS851,405
10OrūmīyehAZG667,499
11RashtGIL639,951

Contents: Cities

NameNativeAdm.Population
C C 1986-09-22
Population
C C 1991-09-11
Population
C C 1996-10-25
Population
C C 2006-10-25
Population
C C 2011-10-24
Area
Ābādān {Abadan}آبادانKHU684,774206,073219,772212,7440
Ābādeh {Abadeh}آبادهFAR...44,96748,88255,14355,7580
AbharابهرZAN41,62849,90855,26672,36087,3960
Ābyek {Abyek}آبيكQAS...25,63032,84347,48755,7790
AharاهرAZS62,14571,63378,07686,76092,6080
Ahvāz [Ahvaz] {Ahvaz}اهوازKHU579,826724,653804,980985,6141,112,0210
Alīgūdarz {Aligudarz}اليگودرزLOR53,84358,64869,44779,97287,9670
AlvandالوندQAS...54,55760,75869,34388,7110
Āmol {Amol}آملMAZ118,242139,923159,092199,698219,9150
Andīmeshk {Andimeshk}انديمشكKHU56,28873,759106,923120,177126,8110
Andīsheh {Andisheh}انديشهTEH.........75,61996,8070
Arāk {Arak}اراکMAR265,349331,354380,755446,760484,2120
Ārān va Bīdgol {Aran va Bidgol}آران وبيدگلESF.........55,83360,2900
Ardabīl {Ardabil}اردبیلARD281,973311,022340,386418,262482,6320
Ardakān {Ardakan}اردكانYAZ...40,22344,39852,88156,7760
Asadābād {Asadabad}اسدآبادHAM...43,58248,38651,91155,0240
Bābol {Babol}بابلMAZ115,320137,348158,346201,335219,4670
Bābolsar {Babolsar}بابلسرMAZ...34,32038,64450,03250,4770
Bāghestān {Baghestan}باغستانTEH.........52,46371,8610
Bahārestān {Baharestan}بهارستانESF.........45,62961,6470
BamبمKER50,70959,00770,07975,215107,1310
Bandar-e 'Abās {Bandar-e Abas}بندرعباسHOR201,642249,504273,578379,301435,7510
Bandar-e Anzalī {Bandar-e Anzali}بندر انزلیGIL87,06394,69798,544110,643116,6640
Bandar-e Emām Khomeynī {Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni}بندر امام خمینیKHU49,35556,99855,93667,46772,3570
Bandar-e Ganāveh {Bandar-e Ganaveh}بندرگناوهBUS41,88348,60450,25259,58364,1100
Bandar-e Kangān {Bandar-e Kangan}بندركنگانBUS...16,81417,96324,01776,3290
Bandar-e Māhshahr {Bandar-e Mahshahr}بندرماهشهرKHU71,80874,24888,394111,448153,7780
Bāneh {Baneh}بانهKOR16,93340,83755,43370,42885,1900
Bāqershahr {Baqershahr}باقرشهرTEH.........52,60459,0910
Behbahān {Behbahan}بهبهانKHU78,69485,84688,213101,178107,4120
BehshahrبهشهرMAZ52,46161,82572,06784,11789,2510
Bīrjand {Birjand}بیرجندKHJ81,798101,177127,608166,138178,0200
Bojnūrd {Bojnurd}بجنوردKHS93,392112,426134,835176,726199,7910
Bonāb {Bonab}بنابAZS45,88557,04763,24076,61079,8940
Borāzjān {Borazjan}برازجانBUS67,06175,84180,16193,07295,4490
Borūjen {Borujen}بروجنCMB...38,95242,86249,96952,6940
Borūjerd {Borujerd}بروجردLOR183,879201,016217,804229,541240,6540
Būkān {Bukan}بوكانAZG67,93883,401120,020150,703170,6000
Būmahen {Bumahen}بومهنTEH.........43,02353,4510
Būshehr {Bushehr}بوشهرBUS120,787132,824143,641169,966195,2220
Chāh Bahār {Chah Bahar}چاه بهارSBA...30,03834,61873,09885,6330
Dāmghān {Damghan}دامغانSEM...40,95449,20459,30058,7700
Dārāb {Darab}دارابFAR...41,93148,13056,03261,6720
DehdashtدهدشتKBA...26,72237,30151,25356,2790
Dezfūl {Dezful}دزفولKHU151,420181,309202,639235,819248,3800
Dūgonbadān [Dogonbadan] {Dugonbadan}دوگنبدانKBA51,10762,23070,42283,85691,7390
Dūrūd [Dorud] {Durud}دورودLOR62,51777,29988,152101,21999,4990
Eqbāliyeh {Eqbaliyeh}اقباليهQAS......31,46949,24655,4980
Eqlīd {Eqlid}اقليدFAR...33,02635,98351,32944,5520
Eṣfahān [Isfahan] {Esfahan}اصفهانESF986,7531,127,0301,266,0721,602,1101,756,1260
Esfarāyen {Esfarayen}اسفراينKHS...34,16141,06253,13260,3720
Eslāmābād-e Gharb {Eslamabad-e Gharb}اسلام آبادغربKMS73,36277,41281,61489,90494,6990
Eslāmshahr {Eslamshahr}اسلام‌شهرTEH215,129230,183265,450357,389389,1020
Fasā {Fasa}فساFAR64,77174,48781,70692,020104,8090
Fīrūzābād {Firuzabad}فيروزآبادFAR34,43343,42450,05159,30664,9690
Fūlādshahr {Fuladshahr}فولادشهرESF......39,26455,66466,9030
Golestān (Solṭānābād) {Golestan}گلستانTEH9,92745,892112,554231,905259,4800
Golpāyegān {Golpayegan}گلپايگانESF...38,56340,63448,98754,5720
Gonbad-e Kāvūs [Gonbad-e Qabus] {Gonbad-e Kavus}گنبدكاووسGOR87,100102,768111,253129,167144,5460
Gorgān {Gorgan}گرگانGOR139,430162,468188,710274,438329,5360
Hamadān {Hamadan}همدانHAM272,499349,653401,281479,640525,7940
Harsīn {Harsin}هرسينKMS42,53552,54455,07951,63649,9670
HashtgerdهشتگردALB...24,62733,56845,52951,9530
HashtparهشتپرGIL...29,22133,64041,65852,3440
Īlām {Ilam}ايلامILA89,035116,428126,346160,355172,2130
Īrānshahr {Iranshahr}ايرانشهرSBA40,02756,58176,959100,64297,0120
Īzeh {Izeh}ايذهKHU46,04264,07281,288104,364117,0930
JahromجهرمFAR77,17488,69394,185105,285114,1080
Javānrūd {Javanrud}جوانرودKMS...30,05033,31743,49251,4830
Jīroft {Jiroft}جيرفتKER35,03340,70059,20197,988111,0340
Kamāl Shahr {Kamal Shahr}كمال شهرALB.........80,435109,9430
Kāmyārān {Kamyaran}كاميارانKOR...34,14941,94547,09252,9070
Kangāvar {Kangavar}كنگاورKMS38,45347,43450,26948,97853,4490
KarajکرجALB275,100442,387940,9681,386,0301,614,6260
Kāshān {Kashan}كاشانESF138,599155,188201,372253,509275,3250
Kāshmar {Kashmar}كاشمرKHR49,25958,52269,17783,66790,2000
Kāzerūn {Kazerun}كازرونFAR73,44474,04881,71387,32689,6850
Kermān {Kerman}کرمانKER257,284311,643384,991515,114534,4410
Kermānshāh (Bākhtarān) {Kermanshah}کرمانشاهKMS560,514624,084692,986794,863851,4050
Khāsh {Khash}خاشSBA...27,42038,92457,81154,1050
KhomeynخمينMAR38,92047,99156,33564,78870,0530
Khomeynīshahr (Homayunshahr) {Khomeynishahr}خمینی‌شهرESF104,647118,348165,888223,071244,6960
Khorramābād {Khorramabad}خرم آبادLOR208,592249,258272,815333,945348,2160
KhorramdarehخرمدرهZAN...34,27139,09448,39852,5480
Khorramshahr (Khuninshahr)خرمشهرKHU034,750105,636125,859129,4180
Khūrasgān [Khvorasgan] {Khurasgan}خوراسگانESF51,15555,70561,21187,28297,1670
Khvoy [Khoy]خویAZG115,343137,885148,944181,465200,9580
Kūhdasht {Kuhdasht}كوهدشتLOR44,65361,93572,10585,99792,9270
Lāhījān {Lahijan}لاهيجانGIL43,94148,24953,12272,95094,0510
Langarūd {Langarud}لنگرودGIL45,91052,51856,62065,61474,4770
Lār {Lar}لارFAR37,92342,22651,69054,68865,4510
Mahābād {Mahabad}مهابادAZG75,23881,987107,799135,780147,2680
Māhdasht {Mahdasht}ماهدشتALB...24,84428,97643,10851,5180
Malārd {Malard}ملاردTEH9,61032,36488,118228,713290,8170
Malāyer {Malayer}ملايرHAM103,640130,458144,373156,289159,8480
Marāgheh {Maragheh}مراغهAZS100,679117,388132,318149,929162,2750
MarandمرندAZS71,39485,25396,396114,841124,3230
Marīvān {Marivan}مريوانKOR...45,20560,45992,993110,4640
MarvdashtمرودشتFAR79,13292,013103,579124,350138,6490
Mashhad [Meshed]مشهدKHR1,463,5081,559,1551,887,4052,427,3162,749,3740
Masjed-e Soleymān {Masjed-e Soleyman}مسجدسليمانKHU104,787107,539116,883108,682103,3690
Meshgīn Shahr {Meshgin Shahr}مشگين شهرARD32,45941,11449,78763,65566,8830
Meshkīn Dasht {Meshkin Dasht}مشكين دشتALB.........43,85853,4400
Meyāneh {Meyaneh}ميانهAZS65,95972,71278,10489,79695,5050
MeybodميبدYAZ...34,64138,06158,87266,9070
Mīāndūāb [Miandoab] {Mianduab}مياندوآبAZG59,55171,27390,141114,153123,0810
Mīnāb {Minab}مينابHOR...32,94344,81756,00963,2290
Mobārakeh {Mobarakeh}مباركهESF...38,13346,42862,72866,0920
Moḥammadshahr {Mohammadshahr}محمدشهرALB.........83,272100,5190
Nahāvand {Nahavand}نهاوندHAM52,26559,30765,16473,14175,4450
Najafābād {Najafabad}نجف آبادESF129,058160,004178,498208,647221,8140
NaqadehنقدهAZG52,27561,28664,80773,43875,5500
Nasīm Shahr (Akbarābād) {Nasim Shahr}نسيم شهرTEH13,75049,94585,124135,846157,4740
Naẓarābād {Nazarabad}نظرآبادALB21,66028,60069,34297,722107,8060
Nekā {Neka}نكاMAZ...29,15135,20846,29150,6800
Neyrīz {Neyriz}نی‌ریزFAR...34,11437,37746,76450,2910
Neyshābūr {Neyshabur}نيشابورKHR109,258135,681158,847208,860239,1850
Nūrābād {Nurabad}نورآبادLOR...40,00049,17356,53061,1420
Nūrābād {Nurabad}نورآبادFAR...33,91342,24352,59755,7360
Omīdiyeh {Omidiyeh}اميديهKHU...55,79153,83458,61660,4610
Orūmīyeh (Reza'iyeh) [Urmia] {Orumiyeh}ارومیهAZG300,746357,399435,200583,255667,4990
Pākdasht {Pakdasht}پاكدشتTEH18,30833,27349,220126,937206,4900
Pārsābād {Parsabad}پارس آبادARD29,43847,96660,48582,25688,9240
Pīrānshahr {Piranshahr}پيرانشهرAZG...25,45433,80558,17769,0490
Qā'em Shahr {Qaem Shahr}قائم شهرMAZ109,288123,684143,286174,768196,0500
QarchakقرچكTEH77,95798,202142,690174,006191,5880
Qazvīn {Qazvin}قزوینQAS248,591278,826291,117355,338381,5980
QodsقدسTEH...89,680138,278230,147283,5170
QomقمQOM543,139681,253777,677959,1161,074,0360
QorvehقروهKOR37,45651,24761,65966,39071,2320
Qūchān {Quchan}قوچانKHR66,53174,91985,750101,313103,7600
Rafsanjān {Rafsanjan}رفسنجانKER66,49879,92698,257139,219151,4200
Rāmhormoz {Ramhormoz}رامهرمزKHU...33,17937,22150,77769,8690
RashtرشتGIL290,897340,637417,748557,366639,9510
Robāṭkarīm {Robatkarim}رباطكريمTEH...26,65636,48863,06978,0970
Sabzevār {Sabzevar}سبزوارKHR129,103148,065170,738214,582231,5570
Ṣāleḥābād {Salehabad}صالح آبادTEH.........54,22856,3560
Salmās {Salmas}سلماسAZG50,57357,44165,41681,34288,1960
SanandajسنندجKOR204,537244,039277,808316,862373,9870
SaqqezسقزKOR81,35198,933115,394133,331139,7380
Sarāvān {Saravan}سراوانSBA...33,32541,17759,61059,7950
Sārī {Sari}ساریMAZ141,020167,602195,882261,293296,4170
Sāveh {Saveh}ساوهMAR64,08187,621111,245180,548200,4810
Semnān {Semnan}سمنانSEM64,89175,13191,045126,780153,6800
Shādegān {Shadegan}شادگانKHU...41,24041,83649,17152,7860
Shāhīn Shahr {Shahin Shahr}شاهين شهرESF49,31262,59284,827127,412143,3080
Shahrekord [Shahr-e Kord]شهركردCMB75,08089,253100,477131,612159,7750
Shahrezā (Qomsheh) {Shahreza}شهرضاESF73,36784,66689,779109,601123,7670
Shahrīār {Shahriar}شهریارTEH22,43932,45940,058189,421249,4730
Shāhrūd (Emāmshahr) {Shahrud}شاهرودSEM78,95092,195104,765132,379140,4740
Shīrāz [Shiraz] {Shiraz}شیرازFAR848,289965,1171,053,0251,227,3311,460,6650
Shīrvān {Shirvan}شيروانKHS48,68858,64870,02884,18588,2540
Shūsh {Shush}شوشKHU39,71648,13452,05754,03259,1610
Shūshtar {Shushtar}شوشترKHU65,84070,29477,90096,732106,8150
Sīrjān {Sirjan}سیرجانKER90,072107,887135,024170,916185,6230
Tabrīz [Tabriz] {Tabriz}تبریزAZS971,4821,088,9851,191,0431,398,0601,494,9980
Tākestān {Takestan}تاكستانQAS38,51747,92754,19274,25777,9070
Ṭāybād {Taybad}تايبادKHR...45,63639,30247,53552,2800
Tehrān [Tehran] {Tehran}تهرانTEH6,042,5846,475,5276,758,8457,797,5208,154,0510
Torbat-e Ḥeydariyeh {Torbat-e Heydariyeh}تربت حيدريهKHR72,06881,78194,647121,300131,1500
Torbat-e Jām {Torbat-e Jam}تربت جامKHR61,01082,79068,48386,24094,7580
Varāmīn {Varamin}ورامينTEH58,31177,624107,233208,996218,9910
Yāsūj {Yasuj}ياسوجKBA29,99148,95769,133100,544108,5050
YazdیزدYAZ230,483275,298326,776432,194486,1520
Zābol {Zabol}زابلSBA75,01591,041100,887136,956137,7220
Zāhedān {Zahedan}زاهدانSBA281,923361,623419,518567,449560,7250
Zanjān {Zanjan}زنجانZAN215,261254,100286,295349,713386,8510
ZarandزرندKER...34,41641,34456,13957,7490
Zarrīn Shahr {Zarrin Shahr}زرين شهرESF42,35648,09650,83756,37560,1180