Iran

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 17,119,263
1960 21,958,460
1970 28,606,584
1980 38,889,520
1990 56,361,868
2000 65,911,052
2010 74,462,314
2020 84,148,607
2025 88,064,356
2050 100,598,397
2075 99,432,209
2100 94,324,459
source: UN - WPP 2012 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Islamic Republic of Iran
Capital Tehran
Region South-central Asia
ISO code IR
Statistical agency Statistical Centre of Iran


Administrative units

codeostan (province)native namecapital [native name]area in
sq.km.
population
1996-10-21
census
population
2006-10-28
census
population
2011-10-24
census
00Markazi ProvinceمركزيArak [اراک]29,1271,228,8121,351,2571,413,959
01Gillan ProvinceگيلانRasht [رشت]14,0422,241,8962,404,8612,480,874
02Mazandaran ProvinceمازندرانSari [ساری]23,8422,602,0082,922,4323,073,943
03East Azarbayejan Provinceآذربايجان شرقيTabriz [تبريز]45,6513,325,5403,603,4563,724,620
04West Azarbayejan Provinceآذربايجان غربيOrumiyeh [اروميه]37,4112,496,3202,873,4593,080,576
05Kermanshah ProvinceكرمانشاهKermanshah [کرمانشاه]25,0091,778,5961,879,3851,945,227
06Khuzestan ProvinceخوزستانAhvaz [اهواز]64,0553,746,7724,274,9794,531,720
07Fars ProvinceفارسShiraz [شيراز]122,6083,817,0364,336,8784,596,658
08Kerman ProvinceكرمانKerman [کرمان]180,7262,004,3282,652,4132,938,988
09Khorasan-e-Razavi Provinceخراسان رضويMashhad [مشهد]118,8514,907,9705,593,0795,994,402
10Esfahan ProvinceاصفهانEsfahan [اصفهان]107,0183,923,2554,559,2564,879,312
11Sistan and Baluchestan Provinceسيستان وبلوچستانZahedan [زاهدان]181,7851,722,5792,405,7422,534,327
12Kurdestan ProvinceكردستانSanandaj [سنندج]29,1371,346,3831,440,1561,493,645
13Hamedan ProvinceهمدانHamedan [همدان]19,3681,677,9571,703,2671,758,268
14Chaharmahal and Bakhtiyari Provinceچهارمحال وبختيارئShahr-e-Kord [شهرکرد]16,328761,168857,910895,263
15Lorestan ProvinceلرستانKhorramabad [خرم آباد]28,2941,584,4341,716,5271,754,243
16Ilam ProvinceايلامIlam [ايلا]20,133487,886545,787557,599
17Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad Provinceكهگيلويه وبويراحمدYasuj [ياسوج]15,504544,356634,299658,629
18Bushehr ProvinceبوشهرBushehr [بوشهر]22,743743,675886,2671,032,949
19Zanjan ProvinceزنجانZanjan [زنجان]21,773900,890964,6011,015,734
20Semnan ProvinceسمنانSemnan [سمنان]97,491501,447589,742631,218
21Yazd ProvinceيزدYazd [يزد]129,285750,769990,8181,074,428
22Hormozgan ProvinceهرمزگانBandar Abbas [بندرعباس]70,6971,062,1551,403,6741,578,183
23Tehran ProvinceتهرانTehran [تهران]13,69210,343,96511,345,37512,183,391
24Ardebil ProvinceاردبيلArdebil [اردبيل]17,8001,168,0111,228,1551,248,488
25Qom ProvinceقمQom [قم]11,526853,0441,046,7371,151,672
26Qazvin ProvinceقزوينQazvin [قزوين]15,567968,2571,143,2001,201,565
27Golestan ProvinceگلستانGorgan [گرگان]20,3671,426,2881,617,0871,777,014
28North Khorasan Provinceخراسان شماليBojnord [بجنورد]28,434675,752811,572867,727
29South Khorasan Provinceخراسان جنوبيBirjand [بيرجند]95,385345,017636,420662,534
30Alborz ProvinceالبرزKaraj [كرج]5,122 2,076,9912,412,513
 total  1,628,77160,055,48870,495,78275,149,669
source: Statistical Centre of Iran.
note: the year 1996 translates to the year 1375 according to the Iranian Hijri calendar (which runs 621 years behind the Gregorian calendar). 1385 = 2006 and 1390 = 2011.
note: area refers to 'land area'.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1986-09-22
census
population
1996-10-21
census
population
2006-10-28
census
population
2011-10-24
census
latitude /
longitude
Tehranتهران6,042,5846,758,8457,088,2878,154,05135.67/51.39
Mashhadمشهد1,463,5081,887,4052,427,3162,749,374 
Esfahanاصفهان986,7531,266,0721,602,1101,756,126 
Karajكرج611,510940,9681,386,0301,614,626 
Tabrizتبريز971,4821,191,0431,398,0601,494,998 
Shirazشيراز848,2891,053,0251,227,3311,460,665 
Ahvazاهواز579,826804,980985,6141,112,021 
Qomقم543,139777,677964,7061,074,036 
Kermanshahکرمانشاه560,514692,986794,863851,405 
Orumiyehاروميه300,746435,200583,255667,499 
Rashtرشت290,897417,748557,366639,951 
Zahedanزاهدان281,923419,518567,449560,725 
Kermanکرمان257,284384,991515,114534,441 
Hamedanهمدان272,499401,281479,640525,794 
Yazdيزد230,483326,776432,194486,152 
Arakاراک265,349380,755446,760484,212 
Ardebilاردبيل281,973340,386418,262482,632 
Bandar Abbasبندرعباس201,642273,578379,301435,751 
Eslam Shahrاسلام شهر215,129265,450357,389389,102 
Zanjanزنجان215,261286,295349,713386,851 
Qazvinقزوين248,591291,117355,338381,598 
Sanandajسنندج204,537277,808316,862373,987 
Khorramabadخرم آباد208,592272,815333,945348,216 
Gorganگرگان139,430188,710274,438329,536 
Sariسارئ141,020195,882261,293296,417 
Malardملارد9,16088,118228,713290,817 
Qodsقدس..138,278230,147283,517 
Kashanكاشان138,599201,372253,509275,325 
Golestan (Soltanabad)گلستان9,927112,554231,905259,480 
Shahriyarشهريار22,43940,058189,421249,473 
Dezfulدزفول151,420202,639235,819248,380 
Khomeinishahrخميني شهر104,647165,888223,071244,696 
Borujerdبروجرد183,879217,804229,541240,654 
Neyshaburنيشابور109,258158,847208,860239,185 
Sabzevarسبزوار129,103170,738214,582231,557 
Najafabadنجف آباد129,058178,498208,647221,814 
Amolآمل118,242159,092199,698219,915 
Babolبابل115,320158,346201,335219,467 
Varaminورامين58,311107,233208,996218,991 
Abadanآبادان6206,073219,772212,744 
Pakdashtپاكدشت18,30849,220126,937206,490 
Khoyخوئ115,343148,944181,465200,958 
Savehساوه64,081111,245180,548200,481 
Bojnurdبجنورد93,392134,835176,726199,791 
Qaemshahrقائم شهر109,288143,286174,768196,050 
Bushehrبوشهر120,787143,641169,966195,222 
Qarchakقرچك77,957142,690174,006191,588 
Sirjanسيرجان90,072135,024170,916185,623 
Birjandبيرجند81,798127,608166,138178,020 
Ilamايلام89,035126,346160,355172,213 
Bukanبوكان67,938120,020150,703170,600 
Maraghehمراغه100,679132,318149,929162,275 
Malayerملاير103,640144,373156,289159,848 
Shahr-e-Kordشهركرد75,080100,477131,612159,775 
Nasimshahr (Akbarabad)نسيم شهر13,75085,124135,846157,474 
Bandar-e-Mahshahrبندرماهشهر71,80888,394111,448153,778 
Semnanسمنان64,89191,045126,780153,680 
Rafsanjanرفسنجان66,49898,257139,219151,420 
Mahabadمهاباد75,238107,799135,780147,268 
Gonbad-e-kavusگنبدكاووس87,100111,253129,167144,546 
Shahinshahrشاهين شهر49,31284,827127,412143,308 
Shahrudشاهرود78,950104,765132,379140,474 
Saqqezسقز81,351115,394133,331139,738 
Marvdashtمرودشت79,132103,579124,350138,649 
Zabolزابل75,105100,887136,956137,722 
Torbat-e-heydariyehتربت حيدريه72,06894,647121,300131,150 
Khorramshahrخرمشهر0105,636125,859129,418 
Andimeshkانديمشك56,288106,923120,177126,811 
Marandمرند71,39496,396114,841124,323 
Shahrezaشهرضا73,36789,779109,601123,767 
Miyandoapمیاندواب59,55190,141114,153123,081 
Izehايذه46,04281,288104,364117,093 
Bandar Anzaliبندر انزلی87,06398,544110,643116,664 
Jahromجهرم77,17494,185105,285114,108 
Jiroftجيرفت....95,031111,034 
Marivanمريوان....91,664110,464 
Kamal Shahrكمال شهر....80,435109,943 
Yasujياسوج29,99169,133100,544108,505 
Nazarabadنظرآباد....97,684107,806 
Behbahanبهبهان78,69488,213101,178107,412 
Bamبم....73,823107,131 
Fasaفسا....90,251104,809 
Quchanقوچان66,53185,750101,313103,760 
Masjed Soleymanمسجدسليمان104,787116,883108,682103,369 
Mohammadshahrمحمدشهر....83,126100,519 
source: Statistical Centre of Iran.