Iran Country Profile
___ Political Map of Iran
|Map is showing Iran an Islamic republic between the Caspian Sea in north and the Persian Gulf in south. The country was formerly known as Persia. Iran is bordered by Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan.
With an area of 1,648,195 km², Iran is almost three times the size of France or slightly smaller than Alaska.
Most of the country is situated on the Iranian Plateau (a geological formation in Western and Central Asia), with the exception of the coastal regions at the Caspian Sea and the Khuzestan Provincein south west at the Persian Gulf.
Highest mountain in the country is Mount Damavand 5,610 m (18,410 ft), a potentially active volcano in the Alborz range south of the Caspian Sea, 71 km north east of Tehran.
Most rivers in Iran are relatively short, shallow streams, the only navigable river is the Karun (Karoun) with a length of 725 km.
The country has a population of 78,2 million people. Largest city and capital is Tehran. Other major cities are Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, and Qom. Spoken language is Persian (Farsi, official). Official religion is Shia Islam.
Regions of Iran
Iran is divided into five regions with thirty one provinces. The five regions are Tehran, Isfahan, Tabriz, Kermanshah, and Mashhad.
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|Iran's Major Cities:
Tehran (capital city), Mashhad, Isfahan, Karaj, Tabriz, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Qom, Kermanshah, Orumieh, Rasht, Zahedan, Kerman, Arak, Hamedan, Yazd.
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Map of Caspian Sea
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Afghanistan Map, Armenia Map, Azerbaijan Map, Iraq Map, Pakistan Map, Turkey Map, Turkmenistan Map
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