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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)
More Information Iran
Largest Cities

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Note: Western tourists, especially U.S. citizens, are warned to carefully consider the risks of travel to Iran. Tensions generated by the current situation in Iraq have increased the potential threat to U.S.citizens and interests abroad.

Some parts of the country, including the Baluchistan border areas along Pakistan and Afghanistan, the Kurdish areas in the northwest, and the entire Iraq border - are not considered safe for any traveler.

Iran is home to many points-of-interest. The most popular is Tehran with a blending of ancient traditions with the sleek and modern design and lifestyle of the 21st century; the city's museums and mosques, including the Abgineh Museum of Iranian Pottery, Rea Abbasi Museum, National Museum of Iran, Carpet Museum; Shahid Motahari Mosque and the city's shopping bazaar, one of the world's largest.

Recommended excursions from Tehran include several mountain resorts and skiing venues in the Alborz Mountains in the north.

Adventure travelers trek through the Golden Triangle region, including the cities of Hamadan, Kermanshah and Khorramabad.

For women traveling in Iran, the dress attire is (out of respect) very conservative; clothing should cover arms and legs, and when in public, hair must be covered.


  • Calling Code: 98
  • Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Iran has a very diverse climate.

    During the summer, the northern region of the country is very hot, and in winter, it is very cold. The southern area is the Persian Gulf region, so temperatures are milder year round, although summers can be very hot.

    Most visitors prefer to travel here in the spring and the fall.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Iran Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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

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