Lorestan is a province of Iran.
North and East Lorestan has a very cold snowy winter with pleasant summer. Borujerd, Dorud, Azna, Aligoodarz and Alashtrar are located there.
Central Lorestan includes the capital city of Khorram Abad with moderate weather during a year. The area is covered by Mediterranean Forests.
South Lorestan has moderate winters with very hot summers. Pole Dokhtar and Kuhdasht are notable cities.
Another socio-economical division of Lorestan could be considered as following:
Eastern Lorestan – mostly located on Silakhor Plain- which is more industrialized. Borujerd is the major centre.
Western Lorestan, less developed area but a special centre of archaeology in Western Iran. Khorram Abad is the center.
Chief Towns of Lorestan:
The towns of
The villages of
Lorestan is mostly populated by Lor people which are a pure Iranian ethnic - similar to Kords. The majority of people do farming.
The language is mostly Lori - an Iranian local language. Persian is used easily. English can not be used frequently with average people.
Khorram Abad Airport
Dorud and Azna are connected to National Railway.
Frequent bus services to all cities. Borujerd and Khorram Abad have good connections to many Iranian cities by bus.
Lorestan is located between Tehran and Khoozestan and is paved with good highways. From Tehran you can drive 4 hrs to get to Borujerd.
Mini buses and vans are the most common vehicles for travelling inside the province. Shuttle Taxis known as Savari are also available. Don’t trust and use personal unmarked cars.
Borujerd has a good reputation for food. Kebab, local bread and ice cream are fantastic. Don't miss many halva and local sweets in Borujerd and other cities.
No alcohol is served in Iran. Soft drinks and botteled water are available easily. Doogh is yougurt drink and very popular in Lorestan.