Description about Iran Map :- Iran, once known as Persia, a country in Western Asia, is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey, and touches the Caspian Sea, Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Oman.
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Today, Iran is the eighteenth largest nation in the world with an area of 1,648,195 square kilometers (636,372 square miles) and a population of over 75 million. Its capital is called Tehran, which is home to about 8.5 million people, making it the largest city in the entire region. The official religion of Iran and its people is Shia Islam, though a small percentage of the population follows Sunni Islam and others are non-Muslim. Aside from the Persian people, Iran has a significant minority of Azerbaijanis and Kurds. In the past decade, there are also been many refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan living in Iran.
Last Updated On : January 31, 2013
Official NameIslamic Republic of Iran
Capital & largest cityTehran
Total Area1,648,195 Sq km
Population78,868,711 (2012 Est.)
Form of GovernmentTheocratic Republic
Head of StateSupreme Leader Ali Hoseini-Khamenet
Head of GovernmentPresident Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad
National Day1 April (1979) Republic Day
GDP (PPP)$990.8 billion (2011 Est.)
Major religionMuslim (Islamic)