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Where is Iran?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Iran covers 1,531,595 square kilometers of land and 116,600 square kilometers of water, making it the 18th largest nation in the world with a total area of 1,648,195 square kilometers.

Iran was founded as a distinct and original nation in 1502. The population of Iran is 78,868,711 (2012) and the nation has a density of 51 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Iran is the Iranian Rial (IRR). As well, the people of Iran are refered to as Iranian.

The dialing code for the country is 98 and the top level internet domain for Iranian sites is .ir.

Iran shares land borders with 7 countries: Turkey, Iraq, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Pakistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Iran section.

Quick facts

Population 78,868,711
Density 51.5 / km2 ( 133.4 / mi2 )
Language Persian
Independence Year 1502
Capital Tehran (Tehran)
Currency Iranian Rial
GDP 415,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 5,262 (2014 data)
Land Area 1,531,595 km2 (591,352 mi2)
Water Area 116,600 km2 (45,019 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Iraq, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey
Minimum Longitude 44.040
Maximum Longitude 63.320
Mininum Latitude 25.060
Maximum Latitude 39.780

What is the capital of Iran?

map showing the location of Iran
Location of Tehran on a map.

Tehran is the capital city of Iran. It has a population of 7,153,309, and is located on a latitue of 35.69 and longitude of 51.42.

Tehran is also the political center of Iran, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Tehran, the Capital Of Iran

City Tehran
Country Iran
Population 7,153,309
Longitude 51.42151000
Latitude 35.69439000
Elevation 1178 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Iran

Rank City Population
#1Tehran7,153,309
#2Mashhad2,307,177
#3Isfahan1,547,164
#4Karaj1,448,075
#5Tabriz1,424,641
#6Shiraz1,249,942
#7Qom900,000
#8Ahvaz841,145
#9Kahriz766,706
#10Kermanshah621,100
#11Rasht594,590
#12Kerman577,514
#13Orumiyeh577,307
#14Zahedan551,980
#15Hamadan528,256
#16Azadshahr514,102
#17Arak503,647
#18Yazd477,905
#19Ardabil410,753
#20Abadan370,180

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.