The province of Kurdistan was established by the Ottoman Empire following the suppression of Bedirhan Bey's revolt in 1847. The area of the province (or vilayet) was populated mostly by Kurds, for whom the province was named. A few years later the province was abolished.
Kurdistan (Persian: استان کردستان, UniPers: Ostane Kordestan, Kurdish: Parêzgey Kurdistan) is one of the thirty provinces of Iran, not to be confused with the greater geographical area of Iranian Kurdistan.
It is located in the west of Iran and bound by Iraq on the west, the province of west Azerbaijan to its north, Zanjan to the northwest and Kermanshah to the south.
Kurdistan has vast forests and refuges, where many animals and birds live, safely from the harms of the human beings: the leopard, ram, wild goat, hyena, jackal, wolf, fox, sable, wesel and such birds as the partridge, wild duck, stork, parrot and eagle.
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