The provinces of Southern Iran
Southern Iran consists of the southern mountain ranges of Zagros and Central Iranian Range, Khuzestan Plain and the northern coasts of Persian Gulf and Straight of Hormuz.
It includes the provinces of Fars, Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad, Hormozgan and Bushehr. Sometimes Khuzestan and Kerman are also included in this region.
The major cities are Shiraz, Bushehr, Yasuj, Lar, Abadeh, Asaluyeh, Bandarabbas and Kish.
Southern Iran is ethnically diverse, including Lurs, Bakhtiaris, Persians, Qashqais, Larestanis, Baloch, Arabs, Armenians, Afro-Iranians and Jews. Southern Iran is the homeland of the Persian people. Most people in southern Iran are ethnically Persian (including Persian subgroups like Lurs and Bakhtiaris).
Most people in Southern Iran are part of the Iranian ethno-linguistic group and speak an Iranian language.