Ilam Province (Persie: استان ایلام, Ostān-e Īlām ) is ane o the 31 provinces o Iran. It is in the soothwast o the kintra, borderin Iraq. Its provincial center is the ceety o Ilam. Coverin an aurie o 19,086 square kilometers, the ceeties o the province are Ilam, Mehran, Dehloran, Dareh Shahr, Sarable, Eyvan, Abdanan an Arkwaz. It neighbors Khuzestan Province in the sooth, Lurestan Province in the east, Kermanshah province in the north an Iraq in the wast wi 425 kilometers o common border. The population o the province is approximately 540,000 fowk (2005 estimate).