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Iran located in southwestern Asia is the 18th largest land mass country in the world. Officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, the country is also often referred to as Persia. As of 2012, the country boasts a population of over 78 million people. Home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, Elamite kingdom that once existed in Iran's borders dates back to 2800 BC.
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Iran has a diverse climate. It boasts arid or semiarid regions. Along the Caspian see the country has a subtropical climate. The terrain features rugged mountains, deserts and plans. In the north are forests with towering trees.
The endangered Asiatic cheetah makes its home in Iran. often referred to as the Iranian cheetah, only 70 to 100 animals exist. Currently poaching and habitat degradation pose the most serious threat the population. The Asiatic cheetahs of Iran are comprised of two subspecies A. j. soemmeringii in the continent's north and A. j. jubatus in its south, which makes reintroduction of captive bred cheetahs from other countries impossible.
Tehran, the largest city in Iran, boasts a population of over 7 million people. Mashhad is the second largest city with a population of over 2 million. The country's population is predominately Muslim. Shui being the most dominate.
Iran started its nuclear program in the 1950s. As of publication, the country is the seventh to produce uranium hexafluoride. Through the years, Iran has spent time building its military forces and space program. They launched their first satellite in 2006 and a space rocket in 2007. It became the ninth country to have the capability to build and launch both a satellite and a rocket.
The country ranks second in the world for natural gas reserves and third for its oil reserves. Iran also has natural reserves of lead, sulfur, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore, manganese and zinc.

The capital of Iran is Tehran. Flag of Iran

Iran belongs to the Asian continent

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Airports in Iran

Forūdgāh-e Rasht, Forūdgāh-e Gorgān, Qūshchī, Marāgheh, Khānīān, Forūdgāh-e Dezfūl, Forūdgāh-e Qal'eh Morghī, Forūdgāh-e Dūshān Tappeh, Forūdgāh-e Mehrābād, Forūdgāh-e Kermān, Zahedan International Airport, Abadan, Omidieh, Gach Saran Du Gunbadan, Masjed-Soleyman, Bandar Mahshahr - Mahshahr, Ahwaz, Abu Musa Island, Bushehr Civ - Afb, Kish Island - Kish, Bandar Lengeh, Sirri Island - Sirri, Kermanshah, Ilam, Khorram Abad, Sanandaj, Kashan, Esfahan, Shahre-Kord, Hamadan, Arak, Ghazvin, Bandarabbass, Bam, Birjand, Sarakhs, Mashhad, Bojnourd, Sabzevar, Tabas, Ramsar, Fasa, Lar, Shiraz, Yasouj - National, Khoy, Ardabil, Orumieh, Tabriz, Zanjan, Yazd, Zabol, Chahbahar, Iranshahr, Forūdgāh-e Zābol, Forūdgāh-e Zarqān, Forūdgāh-e Beyn ol Melalī-e Bandar 'Abbās, Forūdgāh-e Mīnāb, Forūdgāh-e Khārk, Forūdgāh-e Masjed Soleymān, Forūdgāh-e Khvoy, Forūdgāh-e Mākūh, Forūdgāh-e Pīrānshahr, Forūdgāh-e Orūmīyeh, Forūdgāh-e Mashhad, Forūdgāh-e Beyn ol Melalī-ye Shahīd Āyatollāh Dastgheyb, Forūdgāh-e Jam, Forūdgāh-e Mahābād, Forūdgāh-e Beyn ol Melalī-ye Ābādān, Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, Forūdgāh-e Ābdānān, Forūdgāh-e Kermānshāh, Forūdgāh-e Zanjān, Forūdgāh-e 'Asalūyeh, Forūdgāh-e Lāmerd, Forūdgāh-e Māsheh Qīs, Forūdgāh-e Jīroft, Forūdgāh-e Lār, Forūdgāh-e Īrānshahr, Forūdgāh-e Bam, and Forūdgāh-e Semnān

Leaders of Iran
The Country dialling code of Iran is +98, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Iran is .ir

List of oil fields in Iran (8)

Map of Iran



Languages spoken in Iran


Animals native to Iran / which animals live in Iran?

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Airlines in Iran

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Iran

32 00 N, 53 00 E

Kilometers of coastline

2,440 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

1636000 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

12,000 square kilometers

Birth rate

16.57 / 1000 population

Death rate

5.65 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

76,500 sq km
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