Area: 5285
Population: 2,712,400
Language: Persian

Alborz Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran, centered in Karaj and was formed due to Tehrān Provincial divisions into two provinces, by Parliamentary approval on June 23, 2010 and was introduced as 31st province of Iran. Situated northwest of Tehrān, the Alborz Province is situated 35 km west of Tehrān, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains, and is Iran’s smallest province in terms of area.

About Alborz Province

Karaj has been hosting communities since 3000 years BC. The Xurvin region of Karaj has been inhabited since the Bronze Age, and the Kelāk region on the left bank of Karaj River since the Iron Age.

The stone built Takht-e Rostam, located on a mount in the west of Shahriār county, was built in the Parthian era as a Zoroastrian fire temple. Until the late 20th century, the city was used to be crossed through a stone bridge built in the Safavid era.

This province has the shared border with Mazandaran in the North,with Qazvin ,Tehrān and Markazi provinces respectively from west, east, east, south and west south, respectively. The climate of Karaj is a bit cooler than Tehran's, and it receives 260 mm of rain annually (and like Tehran, the precipitation pattern is similar to those of mediterranean climates). The KöppenGeiger climate classification system classifies the city's climate as cold semi-arid (BSk).

Handicrafts- Fruits and dried fruits- electronics- IT


Handicrafts of Alborz

Food & Drink

Due to its variety of ethnic groups and the neighboring cultures impact, the cuisine of Iran is diverse. vegetables are frequently used, along with fruits such as plums, pomegranate, quince, prunes, apricots, and raisins. To achieve a balanced taste, characteristic flavorings such as saffron, dried lime, cinnamon, and parsley are mixed delicately and used in some special dishes. Onion and garlic are commonly used in the preparation of the accompanying course, but are also served separately during meals, either in raw or pickled form. Iranian best foods include:

Persian Kebabs



Qormeh Sabzi

Persian Rice

Aash-e Reshteh

Khoresht-e fesenjan

Sabzi Polo Ba Mahi

Kookoo or Kuku


Tāleghan Marjou Stew

Lubia Stew

Ash-e Yuan