Qom Province

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Qom Province (Persian: استان قم‎, Ostān-e Qom), pre-Islamic Komishan/Qomishan, is one of the 31 provinces of Iran with 11,237 km², covering 0.89% of the total area in Iran. It is in the northern portion of the country, and its provincial capital is the city of Qom. It was formed from part of Tehran Province in 1995. In 2011, the province had a population of 1,151,672 out of which 95.2% resided in urban areas and 4.8% in rural vicinities. The province contains the cities of Qom, Jafariyeh, Dastjerd, Kahak, Qanavat & Salafchegan. Qom County is the sole county in the province.
The province was designated as part of Region 1 following the division of Iranian provinces into 5 regions which took place on June 22, 2014 for the purposes of coordination and development.

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Wikipedia, Blueballoon

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