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Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiyari Province 
The province of Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiyari covers an area 15,563 km2 and is surrounded by the provinces of Khouzestan on the east, Isfahan on the north and east, and Kohgilouye-va-Boyrahmad on the south. This province has 22 large and small towns, notably Ardal, Borujan, Shahre Kord, Farsan, and Lordagan. The capital of this province is Shahre Kord.
In 1996 the population of Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiyari was 761,168 some of whom were migrant nomads and made a living through animal husbandry, especially in the western parts. Thanks to adequate rainfall, this province has a prosperous agriculture. Its major produce are grains and forage. Amongst its significant industries are spinning, foodstuffs and dairy products.
The province of Chaharmahal-va-Bakhtiyari is situated at the heart of the Zagross range of mountains. So, it has a cold climate, especially at the higher altitudes. Heavy snow and rain provide abundant water and such large rivers as Zayandeh Rood and Karoon. The province has moderate summers and very cold winters. At times, the temperature falls below -30°C. However, in the southern parts, where the altitude is lower, the temperature may rise above 40°C.
In a study carried out over a 30-year period, the average temperature at Shahre Kord was found to be 11.8°C; average relative humidity at 06:30 hours, 64% and at 12:30 hours 36%; maximum annual rainfall was 334.3 mm; maximum rainfall on a single day, 76 mm; average number of days with the temperature below 0°C, 124; average number of hours of sunshine per year, 3,123.4; and the maximum wind speed, 19.5 meters per second, blowing in the direction of 190°.
The average temperature of the province is 14.5°C in spring, 22.7°C in summer, 9.4°C in autumn and 1.1°C in winter.
Shahre Kord City
Shahre Kord, the capital of the province, is 2,035 m high and lies at a distance of 521 km from Tehran. This region used to be named Chalostar and was the seat of one of the regional governments. Shahre Kord has been under the influence of the Bakhtiyari tribe's migrations. This is one of the largest nomad tribes of Iran. In 1921, the modern system of administration was brought to Shahre Kord. Till 40 years later, this city belonged to the province of Isfahan. When this region became a province, Shahre Kord and Farrokh Shahr, which is located on Shahr Kord-Isfahan road, developed and several industrial centers were established there.
The major handicrafts of this province are carpet and kilim weaving, giveh weaving, hat making, jajim weaving and locksmithing