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Alborz Province is one of the 31 provinces
Provinces of Iran
Iran is subdivided into thirty one provinces , each governed from a local center, usually the largest local city, which is called the capital of that province...

 of Iran
Iran
Iran , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran , is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia...

, centered in Karaj
Karaj
Karaj is a city in and the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,377,450, in 385,955 families, , making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz.) It is situated west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz...

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Alborz Province was formed by division of Tehran Province
Tehran Province
Tehran Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It covers on area of 18,909 square kilometers and is located to the north of the central plateau of Iran....

 into two provinces, after the Parliamentary approval on June 23, 2010, and was introduced as 31st province
Provinces of Iran
Iran is subdivided into thirty one provinces , each governed from a local center, usually the largest local city, which is called the capital of that province...

 of Iran
Iran
Iran , officially the Islamic Republic of Iran , is a country in Southern and Western Asia. The name "Iran" has been in use natively since the Sassanian era and came into use internationally in 1935, before which the country was known to the Western world as Persia...

.

Situated northwest of Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

, the Province of Alborz has 4 counties, Karaj
Karaj County
Karaj County is a county in Alborz Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Karaj. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 1,709,481, in 472,365 families. The county is subdivided into three districts: the Central District, Asara District, and Eshtehard District...

, Savojbolagh
Savojbolagh County
Savojbolagh County is a county in Alborz Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Hashtgerd. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 215,086, in 57,497 families; excluding those portions, the population was 189,305, in 49,923 families...

, Taleghan and Nazarabad
Nazarabad County
Nazarabad County is a county in Alborz Province in Iran. The capital of the county is Nazarabad. At the 2006 census, the county's population was 128,666, in 32,373 families. The county is subdivided into two districts: the Central District and Tankaman District...

. Karaj
Karaj
Karaj is a city in and the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,377,450, in 385,955 families, , making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz.) It is situated west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz...

 is the seat of the province. Alborz Province is situated 20 km west of Tehran
Tehran
Tehran , sometimes spelled Teheran, is the capital of Iran and Tehran Province. With an estimated population of 8,429,807; it is also Iran's largest urban area and city, one of the largest cities in Western Asia, and is the world's 19th largest city.In the 20th century, Tehran was subject to...

, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains
Alborz
Alborz , also written as Alburz, Elburz or Elborz, is a mountain range in northern Iran stretching from the borders of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the northwest to the southern end of the Caspian Sea, and ending in the east at the borders of Turkmenistan and Afghanistan...

, and is Iran's smallest province in area.

Municipalities

  • Hashtgerd
    Hashtgerd
    Hashtgerd is a city in and the capital of Savojbolagh County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 45,332, in 12,122 families.Hashtgerd is located west of the city of Tehran. It is the capital of Savojbolagh County....

  • Hashtgerd New City
  • Kamalshahr
  • Karaj
    Karaj
    Karaj is a city in and the capital of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 1,377,450, in 385,955 families, , making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz.) It is situated west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz...

  • Mahdasht
    Mahdasht
    Mahdasht , also Romanized as Mardābād) is a city in the Central District of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 43,100, in 10,760 families....

  • Meshkindasht
  • Mohammadshahr
    Mohammadshahr
    Mohammadshahr , also Romanized as Moḩammadābād) is a city in the Central District of Karaj County, Alborz Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 83,126, in 21,071 families....

  • Nazarbad