Alborz Province tourist information
Alborz Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran , centered in Karaj .
Alborz Province was formed by division of Tehran Province into two provinces , after the Parliamentary approval on June 23, 2010, and was introduced as 31st province of Iran . In 2014 it was placed in Region 1 .
Situated northwest of Tehran , the Province of Alborz has 4 counties , Karaj , Savojbolagh , Taleghan and Nazarabad . Karaj is the seat of the province . Alborz Province is situated 35 km west of Tehran , at the foothills of the Alborz mountains , and is Iran's smallest province in area .
According to the National Census , in 2011 population of Alborz was 2,412,513 out of which 90,5% lived in urban areas .