Iran

Iran, formerly Persia, can be considered part of the or ; indeed the Persian Empire was the dominant Central Asian power for many centuries.

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, is the capital city of Iran. A bustling metropolis of 14 million people, it sits at the foot of the towering Alborz mountain range. Photo: Sasan Geranmehr, CC BY 3.0.

is a province of . It is in the south of the country and its center is Shiraz. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Hamadan Province, is an Iranian province located in the Zagros Mountains. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

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lies at the heart of the country, home to major cities and travel destinations like and , the capital , and the holy city of . Photo: Panytea, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a large section of the country, to the west of Iranian cities like and . Photo: درفش کاویانی, CC BY 3.0.

is in the extreme northwest of Iran, by the border with the country and former Soviet Republic of . Photo: Abdossamad Talebpour, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, also known as Northern Iran, is a beautiful region of Iran along the coast of the Caspian Sea. Photo: Nosratraad, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a region in the north-east of Iran. It was a single province until 2004, when it was split into three provinces: North , Razavi and South . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

The of Iran lies along the country's Persian Gulf coast, and consists of the Bushehr and Hormozgan provinces. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is the southeasternmost province of Iran, along the country's border with . Photo: Masood sheikhveisi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Iran

Latitude of center
32.7° or 32° 42' north
Longitude of center
54.1° or 54° 6' east
Population
79,900,000
Elevation
1,511 metres (4,957 feet)
Capital
Area
1,648,000 km² (636,296 miles²)
Currency
Rial (IRR)
Phone code
98
Internet domain
.ir
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424298311
Geo­Names ID
130758
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Iṛan
  • Abkhazian: Џьамтәыла
  • Achinese: Iran
  • Adyghe; Adygei: Иран
  • Afar: İran
  • Afrikaans: Iran
  • Akan: Iran
  • Albanian: Iran
  • Albanian: Irani
  • Amharic: ኢራን
  • Amharic: ፋርስ
  • Arabic: Iran
  • Arabic: إيران
  • Arabic: الجمهور الإسلامية الإيرانية
  • Arabic: الجمهورية الإسلامية الإيرانية
  • Arabic: الجمهورية الإسلامية الايرانية
  • Arabic: الجمهورية الإسلامية في إيران
  • Arabic: الجمهورية الاسلامية الايرانية
  • Arabic: ايران
  • Arabic: ايران الأکبر
  • Arabic: ایران
  • Arabic: جمهورية إيران
  • Arabic: جمهورية إيران الإسلامية
  • Arabic: جمهوريّة إيران الإسلامية
  • Arabic: جمهوریة إیران الإسلامیة
  • Aragonese: Irán
  • Aramaic: ܐܝܪܐܢ
  • Aramaic: ܐܝܪܢ
  • Armenian: Իրան
  • Assamese: ইৰাণ
  • Assamese: ইৰান
  • Asturian; Bable: Irán
  • Asturian; Bable: República Islámica d'Irán
  • Atayal: Iran
  • Avaric: Irana
  • Avaric: Иран
  • Azerbaijani: İran
  • Balinese: Iran
  • Bambara: Iraŋ
  • Bashkir: Иран
  • Basque: Iran
  • Bavarian: Iran
  • Belarusian: Іран, Ісламская Рэспубліка
  • Belarusian: Іран
  • Bengali: ইরান
  • Bhojpuri: ईरान
  • Bihari : ईरान
  • Bishnupriya: ইরান
  • Bislama: Iran
  • Bosnian: Iran
  • Brahui: Írán
  • Breton: Iran
  • Buginese: Iran
  • Bulgarian: Иран, Ислямска република
  • Bulgarian: Иран
  • Burmese: အီရန်
  • Burmese: အီရန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Iran
  • Cebuano: Iran
  • Central Bicolano: Iran
  • Central Dusun: Iran
  • Central Kurdish: ئێران
  • Chavacano: Irán
  • Chechen: ГӀажарийчоь
  • Chechen: Иран
  • Cherokee: ᎢᎴᏂ
  • Chichewa; Nyanja: Iran
  • Chinese: Iran
  • Chinese: Yīlǎng
  • Chinese: 伊朗
  • Chinese: 伊朗伊斯蘭共和國
  • Chuvash: Иран
  • Chuvash: Ислам Республики Иран
  • Cornish: Iran
  • Corsican: Iranu
  • Crimean Turkish; Crimean Tatar: İran
  • Croatian: Iran, Islamska Republika
  • Croatian: Iran
  • Czech: Persie
  • Czech: Írán
  • Czech: Íránská islámská republika
  • Danish: Den Islamiske Republik Iran
  • Danish: Iran
  • Dimli: İran
  • Divehi: އީރާން
  • Dutch: IR
  • Dutch: IRN
  • Dutch: Iran (Islamitische Republiek)
  • Dutch: Iran
  • Dutch: Islamitische Republiek Iran
  • Dzongkha: ཨི་རཱན
  • Dzongkha: ཨི་རཱན་
  • Eastern Mari: Иран
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: ايران
  • Emiliano-Romagnolo: Iràn
  • English, Old (ca.450-1100): Persealand
  • English: Empire of Iran
  • English: Iran, Islamic Republic Of
  • English: Islamic Rep. Iran
  • English: Islamic Republic of Iran
  • English: Persia
  • English: ir
  • English: 🇮🇷
  • Erzya: Иран Мастор
  • Esperanto: IR
  • Esperanto: IR Irano
  • Esperanto: Irano
  • Esperanto: Islama Respubliko Irano
  • Esperanto: Persio
  • Esperanto: Persujo
  • Estonian: Iraan
  • Estonian: Iraani Islamivabariik
  • Estonian: Pärsia
  • Ewe: Iran nutome
  • Extremaduran: Irán
  • Faroese: Iran
  • Fijian: Iran
  • Fijian Hindustani: Iran
  • Finnish: Iran
  • Franco-Provençal: Iran
  • Franco-Provençal: Éran
  • French: IR
  • French: Iran
  • French: Iran (République islamique de)
  • French: Perse
  • French: République islamique d'Iran
  • French: la République islamique d’Iran
  • Frisian: Iran
  • Fulah: Iraan
  • Fulah: Iran
  • Gaelic (Scots): Ioràn
  • Gagauz: İran
  • Gallegan: Irán - ایران
  • Gallegan: Irán
  • Gallegan: Persia
  • Gallegan: República Islámica de Irán
  • Gallegan: ايران
  • Gan Chinese: 伊朗
  • Ganda: Yiraani
  • Georgian: ირანი
  • German: Iran
  • German: Iran (Islamische Republik)
  • German: Islamische Republik Iran
  • German: Persian
  • German: Persien
  • Gilaki: ایران
  • Goanese Konkani: Iran
  • Goanese Konkani: ईराण
  • Gothic: 𐌹𐍂𐌰𐌽
  • Greek: Ιράν, Ισλαμική Δημοκρατία του
  • Greek: Ιράν
  • Greek: Ισλαμική Δημοκρατία του Ιράν
  • Guarani: Iran
  • Guarani: Irán
  • Guianese Creole French: Iran
  • Gujarati: ઈરાન
  • Haitian; Haitian Creole: Iran
  • Hakka Chinese: Iran
  • Hakka Chinese: Yî-làn
  • Hausa: Iran
  • Hausa: ʻIlana
  • Hawaiian: ‘Ilana
  • Hebrew: איראן
  • Hebrew: אירן
  • Hindi: ईरान
  • Hungarian: Irán
  • Hungarian: Iráni Iszlám Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Perzsia
  • Icelandic: Íran
  • Ido: Iran
  • Igbo: Iran
  • Iloko: Iran
  • Inari Sami: Iran
  • Inari Sami: Iran islamlâš täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Iran
  • Ingush: ХIиран
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Iran
  • Interlingue: Iran
  • Irish: An Iaráin
  • Irish: an Iaráin
  • Italian: Iran (Repubblica Islamica)
  • Italian: Iran
  • Italian: Repubblica Islamica dell'Iran
  • Jamaican Creole English: Iran
  • Japanese: イラン
  • Japanese: イラン・イスラム共和国
  • Javanese: Iran
  • Kabardian: Къажэр
  • Kabiyé: Iranɩ
  • Kabyle: Iran
  • Kalaallisut: Iran
  • Kalmyk; Oirat: Сарта Иранмудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಇರಾನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: İran
  • Karachay-Balkar: Иран
  • Kashmiri: ایٖران
  • Kashubian: Iran
  • Kazakh: Иран
  • Khmer: អ៊ីរ៉ង់
  • Kikuyu: Iran
  • Kikuyu: Uajemi
  • Kinyarwanda: Irani
  • Kirghiz: Иран
  • Komi-Permyak: Иран
  • Komi: Иран
  • Kongo: Iran
  • Korean: 이란
  • Kurdish: Komara Îslamî ya Îranê
  • Kurdish: Îran
  • Kölsch: Erahn
  • Ladin: Iran
  • Ladino: Iran
  • Lak: Иран
  • Lao: Iran
  • Lao: ປະເທດອີຣານ
  • Lao: ປະເທດອີຫລ່ານ
  • Lao: ອີຣານ
  • Latin: Irania
  • Latin: Persia
  • Latvian: Irāna
  • Latvian: Irānas Islāma Republika
  • Letzeburgesch: Iran
  • Lezghian: Иран
  • Ligurian: Iran
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Iraan
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Iran
  • Lingala: Iran
  • Lingala: Irâ
  • Lithuanian: Iranas
  • Lithuanian: Irano Islamo Respublika
  • Livvi: Iran
  • Lojban: iran
  • Lombard: Iran
  • Low German; Low Saxon: Iran
  • Luba-Katanga: Ira
  • Macedo Romanian: Iran
  • Macedonian: Иран
  • Madurese: Iran
  • Maithili: ईरान
  • Malagasy: Iran
  • Malagasy: Iràna
  • Malay (generic): Iran
  • Malay (generic): ايران
  • Malayalam: ഇറാൻ
  • Maltese: Iran
  • Maltese: Repubblika Iżlamika tal-Iran
  • Maltese: l-Iran
  • Manx: Yn Eeraan
  • Maori: Īrāna
  • Marathi: इराण
  • Mazanderani: ایران
  • Min Dong Chinese: Iran
  • Min Dong Chinese: Ĭ-lāng
  • Min Nan Chinese: I-lang
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iran
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iran Islam-kàu Kiong-hô-kok
  • Min Nan Chinese: Iran Islam Kiōng-hô-kok
  • Minangkabau: Iran
  • Mingrelian: ირანი
  • Moksha: Иран
  • Mongolian: Иран
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: إران
  • Moroccan Spoken Arabic: إيران
  • Nauru: Iran
  • Navajo: Tsiikʼi Déíbaalí Bikéyah
  • Ndebele, North: Iran
  • Neapolitan: Iran
  • Nepali: इरान
  • Newari: इरान
  • Northern Frisian: Iraan
  • Northern Luri: ئیران
  • Northern Sami: Iran
  • Northern Sami: Irana islamalaš dásseváld
  • Northern Sami: Irana islamlaš dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Iran islamalaš dásseváld
  • Northern Sami: Iran islamlaš dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Iran
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den islamske republikk Iran
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Iran (Den islamske republikken)
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Iran
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Iran
  • Novial: Iran
  • Occitan (post 1500); Provençal: Iran
  • Oriya: ଇରାନ
  • Oromo: Iraan
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Иран
  • Pali: ईरान
  • Pampanga: Iran
  • Pangasinan: Iran
  • Panjabi: ਇਰਾਨ
  • Panjabi: ਈਰਾਨ
  • Papiamento: Iran
  • Pennsylvania German: Iraen
  • Persian: Jomhūrī-ye Eslāmī-ye Īrān
  • Persian: ایران
  • Persian: ایران‌زمین
  • Persian: جمهوری اسلامی ایران
  • Persian: جمهوری ایران
  • Persian: جُمهورئ اِسلامئ ايران
  • Persian: كِشوَرِ شاهَنشاهئ ايران
  • Persian: پارس
  • Picard: Iran
  • Piemontese: Iran
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Eraan
  • Polish: Iran
  • Portuguese: Irã
  • Portuguese: Irão
  • Portuguese: Republica Islamica do Irao
  • Portuguese: República Islâmica do Irã
  • Portuguese: República Islâmica do Irão
  • Portuguese: ایران
  • Pushto: ايران
  • Pushto: ایران
  • Quechua: Iran
  • Quechua: Irán
  • Raeto-Romance: Iran
  • Romanian: Iran (Republica islamică)
  • Romanian: Iran
  • Rundi: Irani
  • Russia Buriat: Иран
  • Russian: Iran
  • Russian: ИРИ
  • Russian: Иран (Исламская Республика)
  • Russian: Иран
  • Russian: Исламская Республика Иран
  • Russian: Название Ирана
  • Russian: Персия
  • Rusyn: Іран
  • Samoan: Iran
  • Sango: Iran
  • Sango: Iräan
  • Sanskrit: ईरान
  • Santali: ᱤᱨᱟᱱ
  • Sardinian: Iran
  • Saterfriesisch: Iran
  • Saterfriesisch: Iroan
  • Schwyzerdütsch: Iran
  • Scots: Iran
  • Seraiki: ایران
  • Serbian: Iran
  • Serbian: Иран
  • Serbo-Croatian: Iran
  • Serbo-Croatian: Islamska Republika Iran
  • Serbo-Croatian: Persija
  • Serbo-Croatian: Perzija
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢီႇရၢၼ်း
  • Shona: Iran
  • Sicilian: Iran
  • Sindhi: اسلامي جمھوريہ ايران
  • Sindhi: ايران
  • Sindhi: فارس
  • Sinhalese: ඉරානය
  • Skolt Sami: Iraan
  • Skolt Sami: Iraan islaamlaž tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Irán
  • Slovenian: Iran
  • Somali: Iiraan
  • Sorbian, Lower: Iran
  • Sorbian, Upper: Iran
  • Sotho, Northern: Iran
  • South Azerbaijani: ایران
  • Spanish: Iran
  • Spanish: Irán
  • Spanish: Irán (República Islámica)
  • Spanish: Persia
  • Spanish: Republica Islamica de Iran
  • Spanish: República Islámica de Irán
  • Sranan: Iran
  • Sundanese: Iran
  • Swahili (generic): Iran
  • Swahili (generic): Uajemi
  • Swati: I-Irani
  • Swedish: Iran
  • Swedish: Islamiska republiken Iran
  • Tachelhit: Iran
  • Tagalog: Iran
  • Tajik: Ирон
  • Tajik: Эрон
  • Tajik: Ҷумҳурии Исломии Эрон
  • Tamil: ஈரான்
  • Taroko: Iran
  • Tatar: Иран
  • Telugu: ఇరాన్
  • Tetum: Iraun
  • Thai: ประเทศอิหร่าน
  • Thai: อิหร่าน
  • Tibetan: ཡི་ལང་།
  • Tibetan: ཨི་རཱན།
  • Tigrinya: ኢራን
  • Tok Pisin: Iran
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻIlaani
  • Tosk Albanian: Iran
  • Tsonga: Iran
  • Tulu: ಇರಾನ್
  • Tumbuka: Iran
  • Tunisian Spoken Arabic: إيران
  • Turkish: İran
  • Turkish: İran İslam Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkmen: Eýran
  • Tuvinian: Ирaн
  • Twi: Iran
  • Udmurt: Иран
  • Uighur: ئىران
  • Ukrainian: Іран, Ісламська Республіка
  • Ukrainian: Іран
  • Ukrainian: Ісламська Республіка Іран
  • Ukrainian: Джомгурі-йе Еслɒмі-йє Ірɒн
  • Ukrainian: Персія
  • Urdu: ایران
  • Uzbek: Eron
  • Venetian: Iran
  • Veps: Iran
  • Vietnamese: I-ran
  • Vietnamese: Iran
  • Vlaams: Iran
  • Volapük: Lirän
  • Walloon: Iran
  • Waray (Philippines): Iran
  • Welsh: Gweriniaeth Islamaidd Iran
  • Welsh: Iran
  • Welsh: Irán
  • Welsh: Persia
  • Western Balochi: ایران
  • Western Mari: Иран
  • Western Panjabi: ایران
  • Wolof: Iraan
  • Wolof: Iraŋ
  • Wu Chinese: 伊朗
  • Xhosa: IIran
  • Yakut: Ираан
  • Yiddish: איראַן
  • Yiddish: איראן
  • Yoruba: Irani
  • Yoruba: Ìránì
  • Yue Chinese: 伊朗
  • Zeeuws: Iran
  • Zhuang: Iran
  • Zulu: I-Irani
  • Zulu: i-Iran
  • Irans
  • Keshvar-e Shāhanshāhī-ye Īrān
  • Īrān
  • Къажэрей
  • ХӀиран
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