|Land Area||1,531,595 km2|
|Water Area||116,600 km2|
|Total Area||1,648,195km2 (#17)|
|Government Type||Theocratic Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$1,460.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$18,100|
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Iran is a very rugged country of plateaus and mountains, dominated by the Elburz Mountains in the north, and the Zagros Mountains along its western borders.
The central and eastern portion is covered by the Plateau of Iran. The Dasht-e Kavir is a sandstone and salty desert plateau, that in the heat of summer is one of the hottest places on the planet.
The most significant river is the Karun, in the southwestern corner of the country. Lake Urmia (in the far-northwest) is the country's largest body of water.
Iran's highest point, Mt. Damavand reaches 18,934 ft (5,771m).
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 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?
What is the Biggest City in Iran?
The Iranian capital city of Tehran is home to more than 15 million people in its metropolitan area, making it the largest city in the country.
Biggest Cities In Iran
What is the Major Religion in Iran?
Iran is an Islamic state where close to 98% of the population identifies as being Muslim. The nation’s constitution is largely based on Islamic law. The dominant religious group in Iran is the Shia Muslims. Sunni Muslims are the second largest religious group.
Religious Beliefs And Freedoms In Iran
What type of economy does Iran have?
ran has a mixed transitional economy that is dominated by gas and oil production industries.
The Economy of Iran
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.