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Iran's Information

Flag of Iran
Land Area 1,531,595 km2
Water Area 116,600 km2
Total Area 1,648,195km2 (#17)
Population 82,801,633 (#16)
Population Density 54.06/km2
Government Type Theocratic Republic
GDP (PPP) $1,460.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $18,100
Currency Rial (IRR)
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Iran Flag:
Flag of Iran

The flag of Iran was officially adopted on July 29, 1980.

The colors of the flag date to the mid-18th century; green represents growth, happiness, unity, nature, vitality, white represents peace, and red means courage.

According to sources, the white stylized script on the red and green panels, repeated 22 times, is the Islamic phrase Allahu Akbar, meaning "God is greater than to be described."

The Iranian ensign is centered within the white band.

Larger Iran flag

Iran Coat of Arms:
Flag of Iran

Iran's coat of arms is a symbol said to symbolize the five principles of Islam, and the centered sword is representative of the country's strength.

This page was last updated on April 9, 2020.

Iran Trivia

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What Languages are Spoken in Iran?

Persian is the official language of Iran and is spoken by over 50% of the country's population.

What Languages Are Spoken in Iran?

What Kind of Government Does Iran Have?

Iran is a Middle-Eastern country also known as the Islamic Republic of Iran and has a theocratic government, in which most policies are based on Islamic religious ideologies.

What Type Of Government Does Iran Have?

When Was the Iranian Revolution?

Between 1978 and 1979, the Pahlavi Dynasty was overthrown and replaced by a new Islamic Republic of Iran. The revolution was mostly non-violent, although there were incidents of armed struggle.

Iranian Revolution: Causes, Events, and Effects

What Continent is Iran In?

Although considered to be part of the Middle East, Iran is located in the western portion of the continent of Asia.

What Continent is Iran In?

Who Was the First President of Iran?

Abolhassan Banisadr was the first president of Iran from 1980 to 1981.

Leaders of Iran Throughout History

About the Author

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