Tehran Province

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Tehran Province (Persian: استان تهران Ostān-e Tehrān) is ane o the 31 provinces o Iran. It covers an aurie o 18,909 square kilometers an is locatit tae the north o the central plateau o Iran.

Tehran Province borders Māzandarān Province in the north, Qom Province in the sooth, Semnān Province in the east, an Qazvīn Province in the wast. The metropolis o Tehran is the caipital ceety o the province an o Iran. As o June 2005, this province includes 13 tounships, 43 municipalities, an 1358 veelages.

Tehran province is the richest province o Iran as it contributes approximately 29% o the kintra's GDP. Furthermore, it hooses approximately 18% o the kintra's population. Tehran Province is the maist industrialized province in Iran; 86.5% o its population resides in urban auries an 13.5% o its population resides in rural auries.

The province gained importance when Tehran wis claimed the caipital bi the Qajar Dynasty in 1778. The day, Tehran, wi a population o mair than 7 million, is ranked amangst the 20 maist populous metropolitan ceeties o the warld.