The protests began in cities across Khuzestan province in the west. They quickly spread to dozens of other cities in all of Iran’s provinces. Below is a map of Iran Marking cities where protests occurred.
Major cities that saw extensive protests and clashes include:
Tehran, the Capital of Iran, 8.7 million
Mashhad, the capital of Khorasan-e Razavi Province, 3.001 million
Isfahan, 2 million
Tabriz, the capital city of East Azerbaijan Province, 1.8 million
Karaj, the capital of Alborz Province, 1.6 million
Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, 950,000
Orumiyeh, the capital of Urmia County, 700,000
Rasht, the capital city of Gilan Province, 700,000
Ardebil, the capital of Ardabil Province, 580,000
Islamshahr, the capital of Eslamshahr County, 450,000
Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan Province in Iran, 420,000
Abadan, the capital of Abadan County, 350,000
Sari, the provincial capital of Mazandaran, 310,000
Regime officials and state-run media outlets have admitted that the uprising covered at least 165 cities. The exact number is 191 to this day.
Tehran and eight other cities have a population of over a million people, all nine of which were scenes of major protests and clashes: Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Shiraz, Tabriz, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, and Khorramabad.
Among the impacted cities, several saw some of the most ferocious confrontations between the people and the regime’s suppressive forces. These include Shiraz, Mahshahr, Behbahan, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Karaj, Eslamshahr, Marivan, Shahriar, Fardis, Shahrak-e Taleqan in Mahshahr, Khorramshahr, and towns in the vicinity of Tehran and Karaj.