Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia, the de facto Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, and Azerbaijan; to the north by the Caspian Sea; to the northeast by Turkmenistan; to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan; to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman; and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 sq km, it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 18th-largest in the world. With 78.4 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 17th-most-populous country. It is the only country with both a Caspian Sea and an Indian Ocean coastline. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, make it of great geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic center.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    35° 39′ 41″ N • of northern latitude
    51° 22′ 6″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    35.661264°; 51.368264°

Length of Iran from south to north is 1,656.954 kilometers, from west ot east – from 1,947.627 km on south to 1,649.738 km on north.

State symbols

Flag of Iran
Flag of Iran
Coat of arms, seal, symbol, emblem of Iran
Coat of arms of Iran

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Major cities

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Bandar-e Anzali02.5K

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