Ostan


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Ostan

 

(Persian, “province”), an administrative and territorial unit in Iran, introduced in 1937. Heading an ostan is an ostandar (governor-general), appointed by the shah and subordinate to the minister of internal affairs. An ostan is subdivided into counties, (shahrestans).

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