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Google maps, detailed facts of Iran, (ISO: IR) and the capital city, Tehran. This page enables you to explore Iran and its land boundaries in total: 5,894 km. You may also view the border countries of Iran (total: 7, Afghanistan 921 km, Armenia 44 km, Azerbaijan 689 km, Iraq 1,599 km, Pakistan 959 km, Turkey 534 km, Turkmenistan 1,148 km with its area of total: 1,648,195 sq km; land: 1,531,595 sq km, water: 116,600 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Iran.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Iran, Middle East starts here on this map & Wiki page.


Iran Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Iran, located in Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing Iran and its location (Middle East), at the geographic coordinates of 32 00 N, 53 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Iran, IR. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Iran. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

The map of Iran, Middle East is free, but for informational use only. No representation made or warranty given as to any map or its content by Search Driving Directions.com. User assumes all risk of use of this Iran Google map and fast facts/wiki page.

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Geographical facts about Iran including Tehran, the capital city of Iran

Name of the country: Iran Capital city: Tehran
Geographical coordinates of Iran: 32 00 N, 53 00 E Geographical coordinates of Tehran: 35 42 N 51 25 E
Location of Iran: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan Continent / area: Middle East
The area of Iran: total: 1,648,195 sq km; land: 1,531,595 sq km, water: 116,600 sq km Area comparative of Iran: almost 2.5 times the size of Texas; slightly smaller than Alaska
The elevation data of Iran: mean elevation: 1,305 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caspian Sea -28 m, highest point: Kuh-e Damavand 5,671 m The climate of Iran: mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast
Land use of Iran: agricultural land: 30.1%; arable land 10.8%; permanent crops 1.2%; permanent pasture 18.1%; forest: 6.8%; other: 63.1% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 95,530 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Iran: strategic location on the Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz, which are vital maritime pathways for crude oil transport The terrain of Iran: rugged, mountainous rim; high, central basin with deserts, mountains; small, discontinuous plains along both coasts
Land boundaries of Iran: total: 5,894 km Borders countries of Iran: Afghanistan 921 km, Armenia 44 km, Azerbaijan 689 km, Iraq 1,599 km, Pakistan 959 km, Turkey 534 km, Turkmenistan 1,148 km
Maritime claims of Iran: territorial sea: 12 nautical miles, contiguous zone: 24 nautical miles, exclusive economic zone: bilateral agreements or median lines in the Persian Gulfcontinental shelf: natural prolongation

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Fast facts about Iran

Are you traveling to Iran? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Middle East, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Middle East, bordering the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf, and the Caspian Sea, between Iraq and Pakistan.

Did you know that the legal system of Iran is religious legal system based on secular and Islamic law?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Iran, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 198,866 km, paved: 160,366 km (includes 1,948 km of expressways), unpaved: 38,500 km (2010)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: TEHRAN (capital) 8.432 million; Mashhad 3.014 million; Esfahan 1.88 million; Karaj 1.807 million; Shiraz 1.661 million; Tabriz 1.572 million (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 73.4% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Iran: 82,801,633 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.18% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Persian (official language), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic, other. In these days, Iran has to face with a net migration rate of -0.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Iran nowadays; Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes.

The right to vote in Iran can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: the father must be a citizen of Iran. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Iran for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Iran are: Republic Day, 1 April (1979).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Iran, these are the most likely dangers you might face: periodic droughts, floods; dust storms, sandstorms; earthquakes. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Tehran and / or Iran?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Iran, the population has to face with a death rate of 5.9 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Iran

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Iran. Here they are: Persian (official language), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic, other.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .ir

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; mostly arid or semiarid, subtropical along Caspian coast.

Its capital city is Tehran, where the local time zone is UTC+3.5, which is 8.5 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Tehran: Daylight saving time: +1hr begins fourth Tuesday in March; ends fourth Thursday in September.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Iran; mean elevation: 1,305 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Caspian Sea -28 m, highest point: Kuh-e Damavand 5,671 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 2,440 km; note – Iran also borders the Caspian Sea (740 km) and the length of the land boundaries is total: 5,894 km.

Current environmental issues in Iran; air pollution, especially in urban areas, from vehicle emissions, refinery operations, and industrial effluents; deforestation; overgrazing; desertification; oil pollution in the Persian Gulf; wetland losses from drought; soil degradation (salination); inadequate supplies of potable water; water pollution from raw sewage and industrial waste; urbanization.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: periodic droughts, floods; dust storms, sandstorms; earthquakes.

For your traveling options, there are 319 (2013) airports and 26 (2013) heliports in Iran all together with 850 km (on Karun River; some navigation on Lake Urmia) (2012) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 198,866 km, paved: 160,366 km (includes 1,948 km of expressways), unpaved: 38,500 km (2010).

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Background of Iran

Like every nation, Iran also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and Shah Mohammad Reza PAHLAVI was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces led by Ayatollah Ruhollah KHOMEINI established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political authority vested in a learned religious scholar referred to commonly as the Supreme Leader who, according to the constitution, is accountable only to the Assembly of Experts – a popularly elected 86-member body of clerics. US-Iranian relations became strained when a group of Iranian students seized the US Embassy in Tehran in November 1979 and held embassy personnel hostages until mid-January 1981. The US cut off diplomatic relations with Iran in April 1980. During the period 1980-88, Iran fought a bloody, indecisive war with Iraq that eventually expanded into the Persian Gulf and led to clashes between US Navy and Iranian military forces. Iran has been designated a state sponsor of terrorism for its activities in Lebanon and elsewhere in the world and remains subject to US, UN, and EU economic sanctions and export controls because of its continued involvement in terrorism and concerns over possible military dimensions of its nuclear program. Following the election of reformer Hojjat ol-Eslam Mohammad KHATAMI as president in 1997 and a reformist Majles (legislature) in 2000, a campaign to foster political reform in response to popular dissatisfaction was initiated. The movement floundered as conservative politicians, supported by the Supreme Leader, unelected institutions of authority like the Council of Guardians, and the security services reversed and blocked reform measures while increasing security repression.Starting with nationwide municipal elections in 2003 and continuing through Majles elections in 2004, conservatives reestablished control over Iran’s elected government institutions, which culminated with the August 2005 inauguration of hardliner Mahmud AHMADI-NEJAD as president. His controversial reelection in June 2009 sparked nationwide protests over allegations of electoral fraud. These protests were quickly suppressed, and the political opposition that arose as a consequence of AHMADI-NEJAD’s election was repressed. Deteriorating economic conditions due primarily to government mismanagement and international sanctions prompted at least two major economically based protests in July and October 2012, but Iran’s internal security situation remained stable. President AHMADI-NEJAD’s independent streak angered regime establishment figures, including the Supreme Leader, leading to conservative opposition to his agenda for the last year of his presidency, and an alienation of his political supporters. In June 2013 Iranians elected a moderate conservative cleric Dr. Hasan Fereidun RUHANI to the presidency. He is a longtime senior member in the regime, but has made promises of reforming society and Iran’s foreign policy. The UN Security Council has passed a number of resolutions calling for Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment and reprocessing activities and comply with its IAEA obligations and responsibilities, and in July 2015 Iran and the five permanent members, plus Germany (P5+1) signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) under which Iran agreed to restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. Iran held elections in 2016 for the Assembly of Experts (AOE) and Majles, resulting in a conservative-controlled AOE and a Majles that many Iranians perceive as more supportive of the RUHANI administration than the previous, conservative-dominated body. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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