Hormozgan province

Hormozgan Province (Persian: استان هرمزگان is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. It is in the south of the country, in Iran's Region 2,[3] facing Oman, UAE and the Hormuz Straits. Its area is 70,697 km2 (27,296 sq mi),[4] and its provincial capital is Bandar Abbas. The province has fourteen islands in the Persian Gulf and 1,000 km (620 mi) of coastline.

Hormozgan Province
استان هرمزگان
Hormozgan Province and its counties
Map of Iran with Hormozgan highlighted
Coordinates: 27°06′N 56°00′E
CountryIran
RegionRegion 2
CapitalBandar Abbas
Counties13
Government
  Governor-generalMahdi Dousti
Area
  Total70,697 km2 (27,296 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
  Total1,776,415
  Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:30 (IRST)
  Summer (DST)UTC+04:30 (IRST)
Main language(s)Mostly Persian, small minority speaks Gulf Arabic and Balochi
HDI (2017)0.768[2]
high · 25th
Bandar Abbas International Airport
Kish International Airport

The province has 13 major cities: Bandar Abbas, Bandar Lengeh, Hajiabbad, Minab, Qeshm, Sardasht, Sirik, Jask, Bastak, Bandar Khamir, Parsian, Rudan, and Abumusa. The province has 13 counties (or districts), 69 municipalities, and 2,046 villages. In 2011 a little more than 1.5 million people resided in Hormozgan Province. The counties of Hormozgan Province are Parsian County, Bastak County, Bandar Lengeh County, Abumusa County, Qeshm County, Khamir County, Bandar Abbas County, Hajjiabad County, Rudan County, Minab County, Sirik County, Bashagard County and Jask County.


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