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Encyclopedia > Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province
Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari Province
استان چهارمحال و بختیاری
Location
Map of Iran with Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari highlighted.
Info
Admin. Center:
 • Coordinates:
Shahrekord
 • 32.3275° N 50.8546° E
Area : 16,332 km²
Population(2005):
 • Density :
842,002
 • 51.6/km²
No. of Counties: 6
Time zone: UTC+3:30
Main language(s): Persian
Bakhtiari
Qashqai

Chahārmahāl o Bakhtiyārī (Persian: چهارمحال و بختیاری) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. It lies in the southwestern part of the country. Its capital is Shahrekord. Image File history File links IranChaharMahaalBakhtiari. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Shahrekord (Fa: شهرکرد) is a city in western Iran, and is the capital of the Chahar Mahaal o Bakhtiari province. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... The provinces of Iran are divided into counties or shahrestānhā (Persian: شهرستان, singular shahrestān), and each shahrestan is subdivided into districts or bakhshānhā (Persian: بخش, singular bakhsh). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Farsi redirects here. ... The Bakhtiari (or Bakhtiyari) are a group of southwestern Iranian people. ... Qashqai (also spelled Ghashghai, Qashqai, Qashqay, and Kashkai) is a Turkic language. ... Farsi redirects here. ... Iran consists of 30 provinces: Provinces are governed from a local center, mostly the largest local city. ... Shahrekord (Fa: شهرکرد) is a city in western Iran, and is the capital of the Chahar Mahaal o Bakhtiari province. ...


It has an area of 16,332 square kilometers and a population of 842,000 (2005 estimate).

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People and culture

The history of the province is tied to that of the Bakhtiari tribe. The Bakhtiari tribe can be divided into two sub-tribes, Haft Lang and Chahar Lang with various territorial affiliations. As the name of the province dictates with the combining grammatical feature of "-o-" which is Persian for "and"; the other group of peoples in this ancient province are the Chahar Mahali's. These peoples and the Lur's live side by side and share almost similar customs. Very slight differences exist between them but most are almost unnoticeable. However there is often quite a bit of intermixing of the peoples through marriage. The cities of Broujen, Ben, Naafch and Saman fall in the Chahar Mahali area of the province and are generally not inhavited by Lurs. The Bakhtiari territories at times have also come under Isfahan and Khuzestan province. The Bakhtiari (or Bakhtiyari) are a group of southwestern Iranian people. ... Esfahān province (Persian: استان اصفهان (Ostan-e Esfahan); also transliterated as Isfahan, Esfahan, Espahan, Sepahan or Isphahan) is one of the 30 provinces of Iran. ... Map showing Khuzestan in Iran Domes like this are quite common in Khuzestan province. ...


The people of this province have a history of having a simple living and being a capable people who are determined and effective warriors and fighters whenever circumstances made it necessary. They have gained such a reputation as being excellent, if not the best, horsemen in Iran. The people of this province, while having the more common Pahlevani wrestling/combat style of the deep rooted traditional Zurkhane, which exists everywhere in all provinces, also have their own style of wrestling/unarmed combat as well (as do other provinces). The style is called Jangi (Jang means War and hence Jangi "war'ish" or "war like"). Varzesh-e Pahlavani (Persian varzeš-e pahlavānī ورزش پهلوانی) meaning the Sport of the Heroes, also known as Varzesh-e Bastani (Persian varzeš-e bāstnī ورزش باستانی), meaning the Sport of the Ancients, is a traditional discipline of gymnastics and wrestling of Iran, which was originally an academy of physical training for...


The province has various unique traditions and rituals relative to the 'tribal' lifestyles. Special forms of music, dance, and clothing are noteworthy.


Administrative divisions

Counties (Shahrestans)

Map Shahrestan
(≈County)
Bakhsh
(≈District)
Center

Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A geographical political division in Iran. ... A geographical political division in Iran. ... A bakhsh is an administrative subdivision in Iran, translated as county, but in many ways similar to a township in the United States or a district of England. ...

Shahr-e Kord
Saman
Bon
Laran
Kiar
Boroojen
Gandoman
Boldaji
Khanmirza
Falard
Manj
Siankooh
Koohrang
Bazaft
CHELGERD
Khoozestan
Kohgilooyeh and
Booyer Ahmad
SHAHR-E KORD
Ardal Central Ardal
Siankooh
Boroojen Central Boroojen
Boldaji
Gandoman
Farsan Central Farsan
Koohrang Central Chelgerd
Bazaft
Lordegan Central Lordegan
Falard
Khanmirza
Manj
Shahr-e Kord Central Shahr-e Kord
Ben
Kiar
Laran
Saman

Lordegan County (Persian: شهرستان لردگان) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Farsan County (Persian: شهرستان فارسان) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Ardal County (Persian: شهرستان اردل) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Falak-ol-aflak, built by the Sassanids, is almost 1800 years old. ... External links Official website Isfahan Cultural Heritage Organization Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ... External links Official website Isfahan Cultural Heritage Organization Categories: Iran geography stubs | Provinces of Iran ... Shahrekord (Fa: شهرکرد) is a city in western Iran, and is the capital of the Chahar Mahaal o Bakhtiari province. ... The municipality Årdal in the county of Norway, has 5,709 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Borujen is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Lordegan لردگان is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Farsan is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Ardal County (Persian: شهرستان اردل) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... The municipality Årdal in the county of Norway, has 5,709 inhabitants as of January 1, 2002. ... Borujen County (Persian: شهرستان بروجن) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Farsan County (Persian: شهرستان فارسان) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Farsan is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Lordegan County (Persian: شهرستان لردگان) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Lordegan لردگان is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Shahrekord County (Persian: شهرستان شهرکرد) is county in Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province, Iran. ... Shahrekord (Fa: شهرکرد) is a city in western Iran, and is the capital of the Chahar Mahaal o Bakhtiari province. ...

Cities and towns

The Zaman-khan bridge (built in the Safavid era) is one of 195 registered landmarks of cultural and historical value in the province.
The Zaman-khan bridge (built in the Safavid era) is one of 195 registered landmarks of cultural and historical value in the province.

Image File history File links Zamankhan_bridge. ... Image File history File links Zamankhan_bridge. ... The Safavids were a long-lasting Turkic-speaking Iranian dynasty that ruled from 1501 to 1736 and first established Shiite Islam as Persias official religion. ... Shahrekord (Fa: شهرکرد) is a city in western Iran, and is the capital of the Chahar Mahaal o Bakhtiari province. ... Borujen is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Lordegan لردگان is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Farsan is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Ardal is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Farrokhshahr is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari province, Iran. ... Saman can refer to either: Luminon / Grand Master Saman from the video game Deus Ex: Invisible War Saman Khuda who lived in the 8th century and was the ancestor of the Samanid Dynasty, or Saman, a town in the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran. ... Ben is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ... Gandoman is a city in Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari, Iran. ...

Economy

The province is mainly active in the agriculture sector. Most of the industrial sector is clustered around the center of the province.


The province has the potential to become a vibrant tourist attraction because of its natural resources.[1]


Colleges and universities

Shahrekord University is a university in the capital of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province in Iran. ... Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS) is a university in Shahrekord, the capital of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province of Iran. ...

Provincial government links

  • Official website of Chahar Mahaal and Bakhtiari Governorship
  • Provincial Bureau for Budget, Planning, and Management (سازمان مديريت و برنامه ريزي)
  • Shahrekord Municipality (شهرداری شهرکرد)
  • Provincial Bureau for Telecommunications (شركت مخابرات)
  • Provincial Bureau of Industries and Mines
  • (Persian) Provincial Department of Transportation (سازمان حمل و نقل و پايانه ها)
  • (Persian) Provincial Bureau of Economics and Finance Affairs (سازمان امور اقتصادي و دارائي)
  • (Persian) Provincial Department of Education (سازمان آموزش و پرورش)
  • Provincial Bureau of Taavon (اداره كل تعاون)
  • Provincial Department of Utilities (سازمان آب وفاضلاب روستايي)
  • Shahrekord Central Post Office (اداره كل پست)
  • Provincial Department of Medical Insurance (بيمه خدمات درماني)
  • (Persian) Provincial Bureau of Agricultural Jihad (سازمان جهاد كاورزي)
  • (Persian) Provincial Welfare Organization (سازمان بهزيستي)
  • (Persian) Provincial Department of Social Security (اداره كل تامين اجتماعي)
  • (Persian) Provincial Meteorological Service (اداره كل هواشناسي)
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