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 Introduction

 
ALBORZ Province is 31st provinces of Iran, centered in Karaj. Alborz Province was formed by division of Tehran Province into two provinces, after the Parliamentary approval on June 23, 2010.
Situating in northwest of Tehran, it has 4 counties, Karaj, Savojbolagh, Taleghan and Nazarabad. Karaj as it's seat, is situated 20 km west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains, being the fifth largest city, with the population of 1,377,450  after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz. Alborz Province is the smallest province of Iran.
 
Karaj is capital of Alborz province; it is situated 20 km west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains. Karaj had a census in the 2006, making it the fifth-largest city in Iran after Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan and Tabriz. However, the city is increasingly becoming an extension of metropolitan Tehran. Karaj is mostly famous because of its academic and educational complexes along with industrial interests. 
Main Alborz province cities include Hashtgerd, Hashtgerd New City, Kamalshahr, Karaj, Mahdasht, Meshkindasht, Mohammadshahr and Nazarbad.
Alborz province locates in 35.48°N 50.58°E
 
 
 Fig.1: ALBORZ province in the map of IRAN.  Fig.2: View of Karaj.

 

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