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Fars at a Glance

               Geographic location and country divisions                                                              

Fars Province is located in the southwest, north of the Isfahan and Yazd provinces, from the west to the provinces of Bushehr and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, south to Hormozgan province and east to Kerman province.Based on the latest divisions of the country, Fars has 29 counties, 102 cities, 84 districts, 205 villages and 8369 semi-villages.The area of Fars province is 122 thousand square kilometers, which is equivalent to 7.5 percent of the country's total area. Therefore, it is in fourth place among the provinces of Sistan-Baluchestan, Kerman and South Khorasan provinces.The city of Larestan with an area of 14142 km2 is the largest and the city of Rostam with an area of 1030 km2 is considered the smallest city in the province. The city of Shiraz, which is the provincial capital, is in the fifth rank with the size of 6049 km2 after Larestan, Neyriz, Darab and Eqlid.

                                                                                                                                  Population and human resource   

Population of the province based on population and housing census in 1395 was about 85.14 million, of which 70% are urban and 29% are rural and about 1% non-resident.In the human dimension, based on a labor force survey plan in the spring of 1396, the rate of economic participation in the population aged 10 and over was 40.4 percent. About 31% of the county's employees are in the industry, 20% are agricultural and 49% are operating in the service sector. The unemployment rate in the same period was 9.8 percent, reflecting the decline in the province's unemployment in recent years.The relative density of population in 1395 is 39.5 per square kilometer, which means that an average of 39.5 inhabitants per square km are located, which places Fars province in a row of low-density provinces.

                                                                                                        GDP

According to the latest official statistics released in 2014, the province's GDP is equivalent to 566 trillion Rials, of which 23% of the agricultural sector, 10% of the industry, 2% of the mining, 12% of electricity and natural gas, Building 5% and services 48%.

                                                                                                                                                Manufactured goods

The main products of Fars are agriculture, including wheat, corn, dates, barley, figs, pomegranates, cotton, garlic, sugar beet, tomatoes, etc. The industry and mining sectors include food and pharmaceutical industries, metals, electrical and electronics industries, chemical and petrochemical industries, cellulosic industries and leather industries, and so on.Fars mines include minerals of lime, gypsum, ornamental stones, china, granite, chromite, copper and manganese, and so on.Fars craftsmanship in the fields of decoration, woodcarving, carpet weaving, carpet and ... is also known worldwide.

                                 Abilities and capabilities of the economic sectors of the province

.Abilities and capabilities of the agricultural sector

Agricultural sector of Fars province has played a major role in the production, employment and food security of the country and also has a major share of gross national product. So far, about 9 percent of the value added of the agricultural sector of the country (first place) is in the province of Fars, and 23 percent of the workers in the province are active in the agricultural sector.Fars province has ranked third in terms of annual cultivars in the country and second in terms of permanent crops. Regarding the production of horticultural and crop products, Fars province has a special place in which about 16% of the garden products of the country are produced in Fars province and ranked first in this regard, producing about 9% of the products The country's crop is in second place.

.Capabilities and axes of Industrial and Mineral Development of the province

A: Gas and Petrochemical Industries

 There are rich gas resources in the south of the province -

Proximity to Asalouyeh port as one of the important sources of gas, gas condensate  -and downstream material supplying gas and petrochemical industries.

- Shiraz petrochemical company, Shiraz refinery and a large number of large chemical industries.

- Passing 4 national gas pipelines from different parts of the province

- There are petrochemical design and engineering companies, Petrochemical Industries Building and Installing Company, Shiraz University and other collections which have provided a lot of facilities in terms of providing the required human resources.

B: Electrical, Electronic and Information Technology industries

- Existence of special economic zone of Shiraz

- The presence of large electric power plants, including the telecommunication factories of Iran, electronic industries and electronic components industries, which are equipped with the latest technology in the field of manufacturing, assembling and testing electronic components.

C: Energy industries

- And the huge reserves of gas in the south of Fars and South Pars.

- There is a special energy industry in Lamard.

- The existence of a special energy zone with a total area of 9000 hectares and an investment of about 30,000 billion Rials in the vicinity of 3 provinces of Fars, Hormozgan and Bushehr, and close to the South Pars Gas Fields, North Pars in the Persian Gulf and drought-based areas.

- The resolution approves the deployment of units of the three major steel, aluminum and cement industries, all of which play a key role in the country's industrial development strategy, as well as the establishment of gas conversion units in the region.

- Prediction of investment for annual production of 10 million tons of steel, 10 million tons of cement, 1.2 million tons of aluminum and 4 million tons of alumina in the energy zone.

D: non-metallic mineral and mineral processing industries

- There are rich deposits of building stones, limestone, gypsum, salt rock and refractory soils.

- The presence of valuable and rare minerals in the province such as chromite, cobalt, copper, lead, zinc and barite, which provides the ability to create processing industries.

- The existence of cement factories and plans for the construction of cement, as well as the existence of suitable facilities such as limestone, clay and gypsum mines and the supply of energy (gas) needed in a cheap and easy way in the province for new investments in the cement industry.

- The country's first cement in terms of production and number of active factories.

.Abilities of Foreign Trade and Commerce of the province

The existence of about 120,000 business units and 3,500 active businessmen and the annual export volume of nearly $ 1 billion of non-oil commodities are indicative of the large-scale economic movement in the country, which will surely play an important role in importing goods and technology and foreign investment in the province's economic development.Regarding the capabilities of the province, in order to realize the quantitative and qualitative goals set forth in the development of non-oil exports, the establishment and operation of the export entities has been carried out.

A: Non-oil Export Promotion Fund of Fars Province

B: Fars Handicraft Exporters Union

C: Union of Exporters of Industrial and Mining Industries of Fars

C: Union of fruit and vegetable exporters

D: Union of exporters of technical and engineering services of Fars

E: Union of Exporters of Drought and Fars Date

F: Iranian Sugar Exporter Association

.Capabilities of the province in the tourism, historical and religious areas

Fars is the Persian nation that the people of the world know Iran by this name. Fars province is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.Ancient places such as Persepolis, Pasargadae, Rostam, Rajab, the city of Estakhr and prominent roles in the mountains and rocks, full-time pottery in prehistoric temples, architectural works of magnificent magnitude, hundreds Mosque, Towers and other works obtained in scientific excavations prove that Fars is one of the oldest centers of human civilization.In Fars province, there are over 2,800 registered historical works in which historical monuments such as Persepolis, Pasargad, Eram Garden have been recorded worldwide.The places of pilgrimage and mosque, such as the holy shrine of Seyyed Mirahmad ibn Musa al-Kazem (AS) known as Shah Cheragh, the shrine of Seyyed Ala'din Hussein (AS), Ali bin Hamza (AS) , Seyyed Tajeddin Gharib (AS), and etc. Have caused Shiraz- The title of the third religious city in Iran.The city of Shiraz, with its medical centers and experienced specialists, has been operating in neighboring countries for several decades in providing therapeutic services, which can reveal the province's ability to create a massive medical center in the Middle East.

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