Area: 15,504
Population: 713,052
Capital: Yasouj
Language: Persian, Lorish

Kohgilouyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province is one of the thirty-one provinces of Iran. It is in the south-west of Iran, and its capital is Yasouj. The province covers an area of 15,563 square km. The people mainly speak Lurish language. Kohgilouyeh and Boyer-Ahmad is among the southern provinces of Iran, which is adjacent to 5 provinces: From east with Isfahān and Fārs, south with Bushehr, west with Khouzestān and north with Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari.

About Kohgilouyeh & Boyer Ahmad Province

Kohgilouyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province is a mountainous region and has a considerable decreasing rainfall and humidity from the north to the south with the decline in mountain heights. In the near past, the province, was one of the districts of Fārs province, consisting of two parts, the north eastern that was cold and mountainous and the southwestern sector which had tropical weather and was formerly called Behbahan Kouh. Till June 23, 1963 a part of the present province of Kohgilouyeh & Boyer Ahmad, was affiliated to the Khouzestān province and a part to Fārs province. In Nov. 6, 1959, the tropical part of Behbahan was changed to the township of Kohgilouyeh with its center as Deh-Dasht. The same was a part of Khouzestān province and the remaining to the province of Fars. Following the riot of Boyer Ahmad in July 13, 1963, Kohgilouyeh& Boyer Ahmad was separated from the Fārs and Khouzestān provinces.

According to the approval of the time Parliament, it was ruled under Yasouj city which was till then country of inhabitants, and assigned as its center. In March 1974 Kohgilouyeh & Boyer-Ahmad was changed to a province. According to the book of ‘Mamasani in the Passage of History’, Lorestān, Chāhār-Mahāl & Bakhtiari, Kohgilouyeh & BoyerAhmad, Mamasani and even Dashtestan, Bushehr, with a common background, all had the same dialect, holding similar cultures and traditions. Furthermore, Kohgilouyeh & Boyer-Ahmad also benefited from same culture and social behaviors and direct relationship regarding the tribes.

The province is mostly mountainous and the highest point is the Dena summit with a height of 5,109 meters. The mountain range of Dena has more than 20 peaks and is over 4000 meters above the sea level. The mountain ranges, which are located in Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad province, are covered with oak forests. Natural springs, singing of the birds and fresh air fascinate all lovers of nature. Another mountain is Khamin or Khami, which is located in GachSārān county. Located in southwest of Iran, Kohgilouyeh-Boyer-Ahmad province is divided into warm and cold regions. The warm region consists of Gach-Sārān and Kohgilouyeh, while the cold region includes Boyer-Ahmad and Dena.

According to the available statistics, 86.99% of the population are Shia Muslim and are mainly influenced by the attractions of Islam. The people often speak Lori (a southern dialect). This dialect is understandable for other lore speakers, especially the Bakhtiari lors, and is widely understood by the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf (Genaveh, Deylam and Tangestan). Along with the Lori language, the Turkish Qashqai and Farsi, especially in Gachsaran county, have many speakers.

Agricultural products, Oil & Gas, Sugar, Polymer pipes, Mining (Bauxite, Copper, Phosphate, Sulfur mines).



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


Sholeh Shiri

Ash Kardeh Pottage

Abgousht Broth

Nan Belit or Balout