West Azarbaijan Province

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West Azerbaijan Province

استان آذربایجان غربی
Location of West Azerbaijan within Iran
Location of West Azerbaijan within Iran
Country23x15px Iran
CapitalUrmia
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Area
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Population
 (2005)
 • Total2,949,426
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Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Persian (official)
local languages:
Azerbaijani[1][2][3][4]
Kurdish[5]
Armenian
Assyrian[6][7]
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West Azarbaijan or West Azerbaijan (Persian: آذربایجان غربی Āzarbāijān-e Gharbī; Kurdish: Azerbaycanî Rojawa; Azeri: Qərbi Azərbaycan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran.

The province of West Azarbaijan covers an area of 39,487 km² (or 43,660 km² including Lake Urmia). The capital city of the province is Urmia.

References

  1. "Geography: Turkic-speaking Groups" Iran: A Country Study, Federal Research Division, Library of Congress, (2008)
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