Alvand (Persian: الوند) is a city in and capital of Alborz County, Qazvin Province, Iran. At the 2006 census its population was 69,333, in 18,004 families.
Alborz Province (Persian: استان البرز, Ostan-e Alborz ) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran, centered in Karaj.
Alborz Province was formed by division of Tehran Province into two provinces, after the Parliamentary approval on June 23, 2010, and was introduced as 31st province of Iran. In 2014 it was placed in Region 1.
Situated ...see more northwest of Tehran, the Province of Alborz has 4 counties, Karaj, Savojbolagh, Taleghan and Nazarabad. Karaj is the seat of the province. Alborz Province is situated 35 km west of Tehran, at the foothills of the Alborz mountains, and is Iran's smallest province in area.