Social and Cultural Characteristics
On the basis of general population and housing census in 1395 (2016), the province's population is 1138533 persons (1.424% of the country's population) with 340657 households. Nearly 85% of the population live in the cities and 15% live in rural areas. The average of annual growth rate of population is 2.53%. From the total population of the province in 1395(2016), 586013 were male and 552520 were female, so the sexual proportion of province's population is 106. The population aggregation of the province is low and is 15.2 persons in each square kilometer.